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6 Americans killed in attacks in Afghanistan

Militants strike at convoy

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Militants killed six Americans, including a young female diplomat, and an Afghan doctor in a pair of attacks in Afghanistan on Saturday. It was the deadliest day for the United States in the war in eight months.

The violence llustrates the instability plaguing the nation as foreign forces work to withdraw nearly all their combat troops by the end of 2014.

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