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In Afghanistan, No Shortage Of Suicide Bombers

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (right) is greeted by Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul on Monday, a day ahead of the international donors' conference. Paul J. Richards/AP hide caption

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A burqa-clad Afghan woman carries a child through the old town area of Kabul last month. Afghan women worry that peace talks with the Taliban might result in a loss of rights they had slowly regained after the militants' harsh and restrictive rule. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Afghan farmer Raifudin Kushkaki shows the spot in his home where he says his 16-year-old son bled to death during a May 14 U.S.-Afghan military raid near Jalalabad, in eastern Afghanistan. Kushkaki says the raid killed nine innocent civilians. U.S. officials say the raid targeted and killed a Taliban operative. Quil Lawrence/NPR hide caption

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'Fighting Season' Underway For Taliban

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Suicide Bomber Strikes NATO Convoy In Afghanistan

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