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Violence on the Rise

Since NATO took charge of the mission in 2006, violence in Afghanistan has escalated, with incidents concentrated geographically in districts that are predominantly Pashtun, according to data released by NATO's International Security Assistance Force.

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A Sober Assessment of Afghanistan
Article | The outgoing top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan said Friday that attacks increased 50 percent in April in the country's eastern region, where U.S. troops primarily operate, as a spreading Taliban insurgency across the border in Pakistan fueled a surge in violence.

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