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Taliban bomber wounds Afghan intelligence chief

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Taliban bomber wounds Afghan intelligence chief


A Taliban suicide bomber has wounded Afghanistan’s intelligence chief, Asadullah Khalid, in Kabul.

A man posing as a Taliban peace messenger detonated the bomb at a meeting of the National Directorate of Security (NDS).

Khalid is said to be in a good condition after surgery.

The attack is almost identical to last year’s assassination of Afghanistan’s chief peace negotiator, Burhanuddin Rabbani.

The Afghan Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing.

After more than 10 years of operations in Afghanistan, the attack highlights the ongoing instability in the country as NATO troops prepare to withdraw in 2014.

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