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Digging in for a fight, the militants laid explosives throughout the center of the city, connecting bombs to the wiring of houses and laying trip wire under carpets.
In contrast to statements from actresses like Meryl Streep and Glenn Close, Clinton’s language was relatively subdued—an attempt, perhaps, to tiptoe around trip wires of her own.
There are tales of loose rocks and thorny trip wires.
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