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Al Qaeda, Taliban Attacks Rise in East Afghanistan

Attacks by al Qaeda and Taliban fighters against civilian and military targets are on the rise in eastern Afghanistan. U.S. and Afghan forces say the attacks are being launched from neighboring Pakistan, where rebels are growing increasingly bold. NPR's Ivan Watson reports.

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Ivan Watson
Ivan Watson is currently based in Istanbul, Turkey. Following the 9-11 terrorist attacks, he has served as one of NPR's foreign "firemen," shuttling to and from hotspots around the Middle East and Central Asia.