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Taliban stages rare, direct attack on U.S. base.

By Satyam Khanna  

"Taliban stages rare, direct attack on U.S. base."

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A day after Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai declared the Taliban “defeated” and “hiding,” “a group of 75 Taliban militants tried to overrun a U.S.-led coalition base in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, a rare frontal attack that left more than 20 militants dead, the coalition said in a statement.”

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