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After the attack in Afghanistan

Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 02:09

Oct. 30 - Kabul hopes for peace following deadly attack on foreign convoy. Deborah Lutterbeck reports

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After the attack in Afghanistan. Residents of Kabul are not strangers to violence. But every time a large bomb goes off or militants wreak havoc, they wonder if Afghanistan will find peace. On Saturday a suicide car bomber killed at least 17 people, including 13 American soldiers when the car rammed into a convoy passing through the capital. It was the deadliest single ground attack against the coalition in 10 years of war in Afghanistan. Mohammad Haleem is a resident of Kabul. SOUNDBITE: Kabul resident Mohammad Haleem , saying (Dari): "The suicide attack that killed civilians and soldiers yesterday, this concerns our people and it shows the Taliban's strength and the weakness of our Afghan government, security forces and the international community," Others have more hope SOUNDBITE: School girl Seyamoi Afghan saying (Dari): "We want our president Hamid Karzai to bring peace and stability so that we could go to school and continue studying in a peaceful situation." The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. Saturday's killings came less than two months after insurgents launched a 20-hour assault on the U.S. Embassy in the capital. Violence across Afghanistan is at its worst since the start of the war 10 years ago, according to the United Nations, despite the presence of more than 130,000 foreign troops. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters

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After the attack in Afghanistan

Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 02:09