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Afghan attacks raise fears over Taliban strength
Kandahar, April 08, 2013
First Published: 01:34 IST(8/4/2013)
Last Updated: 01:36 IST(8/4/2013)

The death of six Americans in the deadliest day this year for foreigners in Afghanistan has highlighted fears about the Taliban’s rising strength ahead of NATO’s withdrawal in 2014.

A suicide car bomber struck a NATO convoy in the southern province of Zabul Saturday, killing three American soldiers and two US civilians, including a female diplomat travelling with Afghan officials to distribute books to students.

Another US civilian was killed in an attack in the country’s east, making it the deadliest day of insurgent violence against the coalition since July 8 last year.

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