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The heaviest fighting in
Afghanistan this summer has been in the south and east where Afghan
forces are increasingly taking charge of security from their
international partners. That could signal a rocky transition as foreign
combat troops are due to withdraw by the end of 2014.

Most of the attacks over the past two days occurred in the southern Kandahar province, the Taliban’s birthplace.

Insurgents
attacked a NATO base before dawn Tuesday in Kandahar’s Shah Wali Kot
district, but no service members were killed, the U.S.-led coalition
said.

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