Old Tactic, New Peril

It was a bad week for U.S. troops in Afghanistan: eight soldiers died and three were wounded after a Taliban weapons cache they had discovered exploded outside Ghazni, 60 miles southeast of Kabul. U.S. officials say it's too soon to know why the arsenal blew up, though the Taliban has booby-trapped such caches in the past. But the week's events highlighted an even greater concern: the Taliban may be taking a cue from insurgents in Iraq and embarking on the deadly new tactic of suicide attacks in the country's capital, Kabul.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for a blast last week...

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