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Afghan attacks down, but insider threat rises

WASHINGTON — The United States and its allies have made only spotty and incremental progress in the Afghan war, with overall violence declining just slightly in the past year and widespread corruption continuing to hamper the shaky government, according to a new Pentagon report.

It also noted that insider attacks, in which Afghan forces or people dressed in Afghan uniforms turn their weapons on coalition troops, ‘‘have the potential to significantly disrupt the Coalition mission in Afghanistan.’’

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