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Afghanistan insurgency threatens previously peaceful Bamiyan province

Posted by The Agonist on July 19th, 2012

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Emma Graham-Harrison | Kabul | July 19

The GuardianConcerns growing over violence in central highland province after two bombs killed nine police officers earlier this month

The central highland province of Bamiyan has long been an island of security in the rising tide of Afghanistan’s insurgency, largely insulated from the blasts and gunfire that have become commonplace across the rest of the country by its geography and a fierce strain of anti-Taliban sentiment.

But concerns are growing over the government’s ability to hold off insurgents in the region after two massive roadside bombs, just five days apart, killed nine police officers earlier this month.

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