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Afghan election campaign stirs both violence and hope

By Reuters | Sun, 2 Feb 2014 07:21 AM
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By Jessica Donati and Hamid Shalizi

KABUL, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Presidential candidates in Afghanistan begin two months of campaigning on Sunday for an election that Western allies hope will consolidate fragile stability as their forces prepare to leave after nearly 13 years of inconclusive war.

The Taliban have rejected the April 5 election and have already stepped up attacks to sabotage it. The ...

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