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    Taliban Fighters Attack Kandahar Airport

    This could complicate negotiations. While Afghan and Pakistani officials attempt to repair strained relations at a conference in neighboring Pakistan, a group of Taliban fighters in uniform have stormed the Afghan city’s airfield, firing rockets at the runway and taking hostages. At least 19 are dead in the attack, which is sure to inflame Afghan-Pakistani relations: They’ve long argued over Pakistan’s perceived sheltering of the insurgents. It’s also likely to derail planned peace talks with the Taliban, which were delayed over the summer and have yet to be rescheduled.

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