Petraeus hands over Afghan command to Allen

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S. Gen. John Allen has taken over command of American and coalition forces in Afghanistan from Gen. David Petraeus.

Allen says he plans to "maintain the momentum" of the international military campaign. He also says that he expects "tough days" ahead.

Allen was promoted to a four-star general shortly before the handover ceremony Monday morning in the Afghan capital.