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22 July 2009

Agence France Presse

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — The price of a Kalashnikov assault rifle is soaring as militant groups and private militias mushroom in an increasingly battle-torn northwest Pakistan, arms dealers and buyers say. Civilians too, frightened by the upsurge in violence and citing a lack of government protection, are also forking out to arm themselves with a weapon that has come to symbolise violent struggle the world over. Easy to use, hard to jam and the preferred killing machine... (

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