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Karzai Survives Assassination Attempt

HeadlineSep 06, 2002

Afghan President Hamid Karzai survived an assassination attempt in Kandahar just hours yesterday after a car bomb killed 25 people 300 miles away in Kabul. Shots fired into Karzai’s car came within inches of the president and injured the governor of Kandahar. Afghan officials immediately blamed al-Qaeda and the Taliban and said the attacks appear to have been timed around the anniversary of the September 11 attacks in the United States. But the officials acknowledged they have no evidence. The attacks follow reports that remnants of the Taliban and al-Qaeda have been reorganizing and rearming. But they also come amid growing anti-American sentiment in the country following the killings of hundreds of civilians in raids by U.S. warplanes.

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