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IEDs: A Daily Nightmare for Afghans

Mohammad Nasir Atmar was at home one day in August when he heard a huge explosion and saw plumes of black smoke outside his window in the Macroryan area of Kabul city. It was a moment of terror. "I went down to see if any help was needed at the scene," he said, "as there were a lot of civilian casualties.” The attack happened in a residential area built by the Soviets, killing 12 people and injuring 66 others.   It was carried out by a vehicle-borne...

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