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Taliban Step Up Urban Assaults, Testing the Mettle of Afghan Forces – The Boston Globe

Taliban Step Up Urban Assaults, Testing the Mettle of Afghan Forces – The Boston Globe

The urban attacks are suddenly coming at a dizzying pace — five in the first week of January alone. Three were relatively simple even if massive bombings, but in the others, Taliban gunmen entered important cities, seized buildings and hostages when they could, then set off their explosives vests when capture seemed imminent, sometimes after hours of fighting.  As the insurgents have…

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