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An Afghan policeman holds a rocket-propelled grenade during an ongoing battle with Taliban militants in the Gereshk district of Helmand province Saturday. A U.S. airstrike killed 16 policemen in the area on Friday, local officials said. Noor Mohammad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After twice being denied visas, a team of Afghan girls, who stopped for a photo at Herat International Airport in western Afghanistan on Thursday, has been permitted to travel to the U.S. for a robotics competition. Hoshang Hashimi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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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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