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Taliban Kill Dozens of Afghan Police Officers in 2nd Night of Attacks

Witnesses in southern Afghanistan described the insurgents using night-vision goggles and laser sights, as they did the night before in deadly attacks in the west. NYT > Asia Pacific

Hague Prosecutor Seeks to Pursue Afghan Case That Could Ensnare Americans

The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor said she had a “reasonable basis to believe that war crimes and crimes against humanity” have been committed. NYT > Asia Pacific

Sima Wali, Champion of Afghan Women’s Rights, Is Dead at 66

She wrote of women oppressed by the Taliban, “I carried with me their pleading voices and ultimately their screams, while the world looked away.” NYT > Middle East

Afghan Teenagers Recruited in Iran to Fight in Syria, Group Says

Human Rights Watch said it had verified the deaths of eight Afghan boys who died fighting in Syria, where Iran backs the government. NYT > Middle East

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