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Kerry in Afghanistan for security talks

KABUL, Afghanistan — The future of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan after the last troops leave at the end of 2014 may depend on whether U.S. officials like Secretary of State John Kerry can allay Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s worries about sovereignty, Pakistan and the safety of Afghan citizens at the hands of Western troops.

Kerry began urgent talks Friday with Karzai as an end-of-October deadline loomed for a security deal that would allow American troops to remain in Afghanistan after the NATO-led military mission ends next year.

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