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Afghan suicide attack targets interior minister

KABUL — Security guards shot dead a suicide bomber on Sunday who tried to assassinate Afghan Interior Minister Bismullah Khan in an area north of Kabul, a spokesman for the ministry told AFP. The failed attempt on Khan, who once fought against the Taliban, comes as the north of Afghanistan…

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…