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Afghan Official: Kabul Attack Set Back Peace Efforts, Ties with Pakistan

Afghanistan’s national flag flew at “half-staff” in government offices and special prayers were offered in mosques across the country Friday to pay respects to the victims of this week’s deadly Taliban attack in Kabul. The bomb-and-gun assault of a well-guarded building linked to the intelligence agency, the National Directorate for Security, killed nearly 70 people, mostly security forces. Another 347 people, many of them civilians, were wounded in the deadliest Taliban strike in the...

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