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Afghan Agents Seize Bomb Materials --> (RFE/RL) October 24, 2006 -- The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan today said that Afghan intelligence officers seized two trucks transporting hundreds of kilograms of bomb-making materials in a province near the capital, Kabul.

The seizures were made over the weekend in Laghman Province.

Kabul and its surrounding areas have seen a rise in attacks by militants using improvised explosive devices.


The Afghan Insurgency

A U.S. military vehicle damaged by insurgents near Kandahar (epa)

HOMEGROWN OR IMPORTED? As attacks against Afghan and international forces continue relentlessly, RFE/RL hosted a briefing to discuss the nature of the Afghan insurgency. The discussion featured Marvin Weinbaum, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and RFE/RL Afghanistan analyst Amin Tarzi.


Listen to the entire briefing (about 83 minutes):
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RFE/RL's coverage of Afghanistan.


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