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Afghans tighten security as runoff nears

Posted: June 13, 2014 at 5:04 a.m.

Afghan police search people and vehicles Thursday at a checkpoint in Kandahar, south of Kabul, as part of efforts to increase security before Saturday’s election.

Afghan police and soldiers manned checkpoints at almost every intersection Thursday, searching vehicles and frisking drivers ahead of elections to choose a president who will guide the country as most international combat forces withdraw this year.

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