Foreign forces train Afghans to fight deadliest threat _ roadside bombs _ as withdrawal looms

  • by: PATRICK QUINN , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 3, 2013 - 4:20 AM

GARDEZ, Afghanistan — Raqam Jan was at home on furlough after two years of fighting for the Afghan army when he stepped out of his house and onto a homemade mine. It had been planted not just to kill him but to send a message to his fellow villagers about the perils of serving in the Afghan security forces.

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