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Jul 15, 2014 — The attack occurred Tuesday morning near a market in the eastern province of Paktika. At a time of political uncertainty, deadly attacks are taking place on a near-daily basis.
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Dec 27, 2013 — The attack comes as Afghan President Hamid Karzai continues to deliberate over a security pact with the U.S. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the bombing.
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Nov 19, 2013 — The blasts happened in a part of the city that is also home to offices of a Shiite party that is allied with Hezbollah. Forces battling Syrian President Bashar Assad have carried their fight to his supporters in Lebanon. There are reports that a brigade with ties to al-Qaida claimed responsibility.
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Jan 16, 2013 — The Taliban is claiming responsibility. A group of men tried to attack a government security office. They were wearing bombs strapped to their bodes and came in vehicles carrying more explosives, authorities say.
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Oct 26, 2012 — Witnesses say a man detonated a suicide vest outside a mosque, killing many civilians and police officers. It happened in part of the country normally thought to be safe, but where another attack this week left five police officers dead.
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Aug 14, 2012 — The attacks happened in a normally peaceful area of southwestern Afghanistan. Some news outlets are reporting that officials say more than a dozen would-be suicide bombers were involved, but that several were killed or captured.
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Jul 19, 2012 — Surveillance cameras in Burgas, Bulgaria, captured images of a young man who was walking around the airport. He reportedly then boarded a bus full of Israeli tourists and detonated an explosive. The attacker and six other people were killed.
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Jun 6, 2012 — Officials say that after one bomber set off his explosives, two others did the same as people rushed to the scene. The attacks took place outside a coalition airbase near Kandahar. The Taliban has claimed responsibility.
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