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By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Supporters and foes of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro took to the streets of Caracas again on Wednesday a month after similar rival rallies brought the first bloodshed in a wave of unrest round the OPEC member nation. Red-clad sympathizers of Maduro's socialist government held a "march for peace" while opponents wearing white gathered to denounce alleged brutality by security forces during Venezuela's worst political troubles for a decade. Police and soldiers lined the streets with riot gear ready and many Caracas residents chose to stay at home. Two opposition supporters and a pro-government activist were shot dead in Caracas on February 12, galvanizing an incipient protest movement and leading to near-daily clashes in Caracas and some western Andean cities.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — It began with a rattle of gunfire when insurgents attacked a former intelligence headquarters in this southern Afghan city. For more than an hour Wednesday, automatic weapons and machine gun fire resounded as police and commandos hunted down the three attackers.