Afghanistan Hot Pursuit

Kabul strikes at Pakistan

Each year Pakistan commemorates the fateful moment in 1940 when Indian Muslims demanded a homeland all their own. "Pakistan Day" fell last Monday, and, as is traditional, the celebrations included a splashy military parade outside the capital city of Islamabad that tied up most of the Pakistan air force. This year, however, the festivities carried a steep price. With 72 Pakistani bomber and fighter planes diverted for a ceremonial flyover, the Soviet-backed Afghan air force took advantage of the security breach and struck three villages just inside Pakistan's northwestern border, where more than 1 million Afghan refugees live. At least 181...

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