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Afghan policemen stand guard near the site of a suicide attack that wounded Afghanistan's Intelligence Chief Asadullah Khalid in Kabul December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Afghan policemen stand guard near the site of a suicide attack that wounded Afghanistan's Intelligence Chief Asadullah Khalid in Kabul December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Afghan policemen stand guard near the site of a suicide attack that wounded Afghanistan's Intelligence Chief Asadullah Khalid in Kabul December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
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Asadullah Khalid, then-governor of Kandahar province, holds a news conference in Kandahar in this September 17, 2005 file photo. The Taliban said on December 6, 2012 they carried out a suicide bombing that wounded Afghanistan's intelligence chief Asadullah Khalid in Kabul, another sign that the government is struggling to improve security ahead of a NATO pullout in 2014. Khalid was wounded when the bomber struck at a guesthouse used by the National Directorate of Security (NDS) in a heavily guarded area of the capital. The intelligence agency said he had survived a "terrorist attack". REUTERS/Adrees Latif/Files

Asadullah Khalid, then-governor of Kandahar province, holds a news conference in Kandahar in this September 17, 2005 file photo. The Taliban said on December 6, 2012 they carried out a suicide bombing that wounded Afghanistan's intelligence chief...more

Asadullah Khalid, then-governor of Kandahar province, holds a news conference in Kandahar in this September 17, 2005 file photo. The Taliban said on December 6, 2012 they carried out a suicide bombing that wounded Afghanistan's intelligence chief Asadullah Khalid in Kabul, another sign that the government is struggling to improve security ahead of a NATO pullout in 2014. Khalid was wounded when the bomber struck at a guesthouse used by the National Directorate of Security (NDS) in a heavily guarded area of the capital. The intelligence agency said he had survived a "terrorist attack". REUTERS/Adrees Latif/Files
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Afghan policemen stand guard near the site of a suicide attack that wounded Afghanistan's Intelligence Chief Asadullah Khalid in Kabul December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Afghan policemen stand guard near the site of a suicide attack that wounded Afghanistan's Intelligence Chief Asadullah Khalid in Kabul December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Afghan policemen stand guard near the site of a suicide attack that wounded Afghanistan's Intelligence Chief Asadullah Khalid in Kabul December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
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Afghan policemen stand guard near the site of a suicide attack that wounded Afghanistan's Intelligence Chief Asadullah Khalid in Kabul December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Afghan policemen stand guard near the site of a suicide attack that wounded Afghanistan's Intelligence Chief Asadullah Khalid in Kabul December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Afghan policemen stand guard near the site of a suicide attack that wounded Afghanistan's Intelligence Chief Asadullah Khalid in Kabul December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
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Afghan policemen stand guard near the site of a suicide attack that wounded Afghanistan's Intelligence Chief Asadullah Khalid in Kabul December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Afghan policemen stand guard near the site of a suicide attack that wounded Afghanistan's Intelligence Chief Asadullah Khalid in Kabul December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Afghan policemen stand guard near the site of a suicide attack that wounded Afghanistan's Intelligence Chief Asadullah Khalid in Kabul December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
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Afghan policemen stand guard at the site of a suicide attack that wounded Afghanistan's Intelligence Chief Asadullah Khalid in Kabul December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Afghan policemen stand guard at the site of a suicide attack that wounded Afghanistan's Intelligence Chief Asadullah Khalid in Kabul December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Afghan policemen stand guard at the site of a suicide attack that wounded Afghanistan's Intelligence Chief Asadullah Khalid in Kabul December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
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