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Taliban: Deadly store blast targeted Xe worker

A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a Western-style grocery store in Kabul on Friday, killing at least eight people.Full story

Blackwater founder trains Somali troops

Erik Prince, whose former company Blackwater Worldwide became synonymous with the use of private U.S. security forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, has quietly taken on a new role in helping to train troops in lawless Somalia. Full story

NYT: Web of Blackwater companies revealed

Blackwater created more than 30 shell companies or subsidiaries in part to obtain U.S. government contracts, according to congressional investigators and former Blackwater officials. Full story

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FILE - In a Monday, July 21, 2008 file photo, Blackwater Worldwide's headquarters is seen in Moyock, N.C. The New York Times is reporting that the security company Blackwater Worldwide formed a network of 30 shell companies and subsidiaries to get government business after the company faced strong c