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The governor of Kandahar, in the center of the Taliban's hold on Afghanistan, is asking for more troops after dozens of explosions rocked the city Saturday night—killing at least 35 people, wounding 57, and damaging 42 homes. NATO is planning a major assault on the area, timed for later this year. ''Last night was like doomsday for all of Kandahar's people,'' one resident said. ''We don't feel secure in the presence of all the forces in Afghanistan, and it's terrible for us to live in this kind of situation. We don't feel safe even at home, and we can't walk around," another resident said. The primary target of the bombings was the prison where attackers were trying to free jailed allies.