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  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, is dressed in a bullet proofed vest as she arrives to Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, Friday, May 10, 2013.

    Angela Merkel on surprise visit less than two weeks after insurgents killed a German special forces soldier.

    LAST UPDATE : May 10, 2013, 10:20 AM EDT
  • Afghan Army soldiers gather at a training facility on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Afghanistan had claimed earlier this week that its forces were fired on in the Goshta district of Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province, the same place where a firefight between Afghan and Pakistani forces left an Afghan border policeman dead and two Pakistani soldiers wounded last week. Relations between the two neighbors have been severely strained between the two sides over the demarcatio

    Villagers in the town of Maiwand said Afghan police opened fire on hundreds of demonstrators who were protesting NATO raids.

    LAST UPDATE : May 08, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT