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October 20, 2010 3:33 PM

Afghan capital enjoys relative calm amid security crackdown

Muhammad Rasoul was heading to work last February when a powerful explosion rocked his car and sent dust through the quiet, early morning Kabul streets. Within minutes, it became clear that a powerful car bomb had ravaged Kabul's first modern indoor mall. It took Rasoul and his colleagues two months and $4 million to get the $35 million Kabul City Centre mall and adjacent four-star Safi Landmark hotel back in full operation last spring.

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