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The man who attacked Camp Shaheen, the Afghan military base, was wearing an Afghan military uniform, the second such attack in the country in a week. John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Journalists David Gilkey and Zabihullah Tamanna were killed on the road to Marjah, Afghanistan, last year during a reporting trip. Isabel Seliger for NPR hide caption

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Not A Random Attack: New Details Emerge From Investigation Of Slain NPR Journalists

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The death toll from Wednesday's bomb attack in Kabul has risen to more than 150, according to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. He spoke at an international peace conference Tuesday in the Afghan capital. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images/Office of Press Counselor of Afghanistan Presidency hide caption

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Protesters throw stones at security forces during a demonstration in Kabul on Friday. Several demonstrators were killed during clashes with Afghan law enforcement after gathering to protest the security situation in the capital after Wednesday's deadly bombing. Massoud Hossaini/AP hide caption

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Security forces inspect the site of a massive explosion in a busy area not far from the German Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday. Rahmat Gul/AP hide caption

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Kabul Truck Bomb Kills At Least 80 People, Injures Hundreds More

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Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar speaks in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday. A prominent figure for decades in Afghanistan's war, Hekmatyar, 69, was known as the "Butcher of Kabul" when his forces rocketed the city in the 1990s. He made peace with the government and President Ashraf Ghani welcomed him back to the capital on Thursday. Mohammad Anwar Danishyar/AP hide caption

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The 'Butcher Of Kabul' Is Welcomed Back In Kabul

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At a memorial on the Wazir Akbar Khan hilltop in Kabul on Sunday, activists pay tribute to the victims of Friday's Taliban-claimed attack on an army base. Wakil Kohsar /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb strikes ISIS-K cave and tunnel systems in Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province, in a screenshot from video released by the Pentagon. U.S. Forces Afghanistan hide caption

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A photo provided by Eglin Air Force Base shows the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb. The Pentagon says U.S. forces in Afghanistan dropped the military's most powerful non-nuclear bomb on an Islamic State target on Thursday, the first-ever combat use of the weapon. Eglin Air Force Base/AP hide caption

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