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U.S. General Sees Increase In High-profile Attacks In Afghanistan

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January 23, 2014 AT 10:06 AM
Insurgents in Afghanistan are likely to increasingly embrace high-profile suicide attacks like the one last week that killed 21 civilians at a Kabul restaurant popular with foreigners, a senior U.S. commander said on Thursday. Lieutenant General Mark Milley, who heads the International Security Assistance Force's joint command, called last Friday's attack "vicious" and "brutal." Milley told reporters that the reliance on suicide attacks, political killings and roadside bombs reflected the Taliban's inability to defeat Afghan and foreign soldiers on the battlefield. The Taliban have already claimed responsibility for the attack.