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Pentagon: U.S. Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

HeadlineDec 23, 2019

The Pentagon says a U.S. soldier was killed in Afghanistan today, and a second U.S. soldier was injured. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the killing in Kunduz province. The soldier’s death comes as Afghan officials released long-awaited preliminary results from September’s election, which show President Ashraf Ghani won just over 50% of the votes. His challenger, Abdullah Abdullah, is contesting the election, which he says was marred by fraud. Voter turnout was low, and some residents of the capital Kabul said they supported neither candidate.

Mullah Jan: “Both Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah haven’t done anything for us in the past five years. They just deceived the people, and we don’t want them anymore. They both have committed fraud, and the court must try them.”

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