Kerry arrives in Afghanistan to meet presidential candidates, urge calm for smooth transition

  • by: BRADLEY KLAPPER , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 10, 2014 - 11:15 PM

KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. and its allies are growing increasingly concerned as Afghanistan shows signs of unraveling in its first democratic transfer of power from President Hamid Karzai. With Iraq wracked by insurgency, Afghanistan's dispute over election results poses a new challenge to President Barack Obama's effort to leave behind two secure states while ending America's long wars.

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