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U.S. civilian found killed in Kabul

KABUL — An American civilian engineer has been found murdered in mysterious circumstances in Kabul a few days before the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that triggered the long war in Afghanistan. Afghan and Western security sources told AFP Tuesday that the man’s body was found on Monday and…

NATO hands model anti-Taliban province to Afghans

NATO troops on Sunday handed control of the Panjshir valley, a fiercely anti-Taliban province, to Afghan forces in the last of a series of security transitions. Panjshir, around 130 kilometres (80 miles) northeast of the capital Kabul, is one of Afghanistan’s most peaceful regions and the seventh area to be…