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Seven Police, 10 Other Afghans Killed In Latest Attacks --> Soldiers of the Afghan National Army in Paktika Province (epa) May 24, 2007 -- A roadside bomb explosion today killed six police officers and a district chief in Afghanistan's southeastern Paktika Province.

Paktika Governor Akram Khpalwak blamed Taliban guerrillas for the attack.

Ten other Afghans died in two separate attacks across Afghanistan today.

Meanwhile, officials said that Afghan and U.S.-led coalition forces killed 18 suspected Taliban in two clashes in southern Afghanistan on May 23.

(Reuters, dpa)

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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