Afghan violence falls in ’12, but attacks on allies increase

Posted: December 31, 2012 at 5:19 a.m.

Afghan border police stand guard at the Torkham border crossing between Afghanistan and Pakistan, east of Kabul, on Saturday. Statistics show that while violence is down in Afghanistan, Afghan police and soldiers are suffering more casualties.

Violence in Afghanistan fell in 2012, but more Afghan troops and police who now shoulder most of the combat were killed, according to statistics compiled by The Associated Press.

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