Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has announced that the US combat role in Afghanistan will end next year, a year before the complete withdrawal of American troops.
In other news, in the middle of the night unknown assailants set off a bomb outside a police station in the culturally enriched city of Malmö in southern Sweden. The blast blew a hole in the wall of the station and did extensive damage to the inside of the building, but no one was injured.
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