Security Out in Force Before Afghan Presidential Inauguration

September 28, 2014 1:00 PM

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Security is tight in the Afghan capital, Kabul, ahead of Monday's inauguration of Ashraf Ghani, who will replace longtime leader Hamid Karzai just before most foreign troops withdraw from the violence-racked country at the end of the year.

Ghani, a former finance minister, was named president-elect after he signed a deal to share power with his opponent, Abdullah Abdullah, which ended months of turmoil and removed an obstacle to the signing of a bilateral security agreement (BSA) with the United States and a “status of forces agreem...

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