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While US talks withdrawal, Afghan corruption soars

Associated Press
Jun 25, 4:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The farmer picking apples in the outskirts of Kabul must pay the Taliban $33 to ship out each truckload of fruit. The governor sends in armed men to chase workers off job sites if the official bribes aren't paid. Poor neighborhoods never get their U.N.-provided wheat, long since sold on the black market

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