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At least 13 killed as Taliban launches spring offensive in Afghanistan
At least 13 killed as Taliban launches spring offensive in Afghanistan

Taliban assailants stormed a government complex in eastern Afghanistan and raided police checkpoints on Monday in a series of attacks that killed at least 13 people and marked the start of what the insurgent group dubbed a new spring offensive. Militants also fired two rockets at Kabul International Airport, causing no casualties but underscoring the country’s fragile security even as it awaits the results of last month’s presidential election and the United States continues to withdraw its forces. Fighting between the Taliban and government forces and their NATO allies typically increases in the spring as the weather improves and snow melts. But this year will the toughest...

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