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Taliban Launches Attacks on Three Afghan Provincial Capitals

HeadlineAug 02, 2021

In news from Afghanistan, the Taliban has stepped up attacks on three provincial capitals: Kandahar, Herat and Lashkar Gah. In response, the U.S. military launched airstrikes against Taliban fighters. On Sunday, at least three Taliban rockets hit Kandahar airport. And on Friday, at least one person died after rocket-propelled grenades and gunfire hit the main U.N. compound in Herat. Earlier today, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani presented a new security plan to a special session of parliament, but details were not made public.

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