August 19, 2012

Afghan Villagers Take on the Taliban

The Economist, The Economist

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A BELEAGUERED country suffered its deadliest day of the year on August 14th, when a series of bombings in northern and south-western Afghanistan killed 50 in markets crowded with people shopping for the Eid feast at the end of Ramadan. Nobody claimed responsibility, but NATO-led foreign forces soon blamed the Taliban militants they have been fighting for more than a decade.

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