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    Ambulance Bombing Toll Climbs Past 100

    It was a cruel deception. A powerful car bomb reportedly painted to resemble an ambulance slipped past a security checkpoint and detonated on a crowded Kabul street Saturday, killing at least 103 people and injuring 235. The leader of the U.N. mission in Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto, called it “nothing short of an atrocity.” The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, happening a week after the group said it attacked a Kabul Hotel, killing 20, including four Americans. It also came as Afghanistan’s U.S. allies step up attacks against insurgents, hoping to force them to negotiate. 

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