Afghan Election: Pressure Mounts For Karzai To Strike A Deal

11/12/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Declan Walsh The Observer

Five US soldiers were among dozens killed in a wave of violence in Afghanistan as pressure grew on President Hamid Karzai last night to strike a power-sharing deal with his rival, Abdullah Abdullah. It came after the country's election commission failed to declare a winner in the hotly disputed presidential poll.

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