Afghan men surround a burned bus April 26, 2013, after it collided with the wreckage of a truck that was attacked by Taliban insurgents in Maiwand district, on the highway between Kandahar and Helmand, Afghanistan. The Taliban have announced they will launch their spring offensive on Sunday, April 28, 2013, signaling plans to step up attacks as the weather warms across Afghanistan, making both travel and fighting easier.
Afghan men surround a burned bus April 26, 2013, after it collided with the wreckage of a truck that was attacked by Taliban insurgents in Maiwand district, on the highway between Kandahar and Helmand, Afghanistan. The Taliban have announced they will launch their spring offensive on Sunday, April 28, 2013, signaling plans to step up attacks as the weather warms across Afghanistan, making both travel and fighting easier.
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published Saturday, April 27th, 2013
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KABUL, Afghanistan — A NATO plane crash in southern Afghanistan killed four international troops on Saturday, the same day the Taliban announced its spring offensive and said it will target military and diplomatic sites with suicide bombers and infiltrate enemy forces to conduct deadly insider attacks.

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