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Afghan Authorities: Plot to Bomb Dam Foiled

Afghanistan's Defense Ministry says Afghan and U.S. forces foiled an attempt by the Taliban to blow up a dam on the eve of national elections. U.S. officials have not confirmed the plot against the dam in the southwestern part of Afghanistan. Afghan authorities say 20 people were arrested after a three-hour gun battle.

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Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.