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Afghan President Shows Cards in Pakistan's Taliban Deck

President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan asked Pakistan today to hand over Taliban figures that it accuses of being terrorists and that it says are being sheltered in Pakistan. In a meeting with Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali during a state visit to Pakistan, Mr. Karzai named specific Taliban commanders who he said were guilty of war crimes and were also behind a continuing campaign of violent attacks against the Afghan government. “We spoke of people in general terms,” Mr. Karzai said after the meeting. “We are going to come up with a more specific list of names who will be considered criminals of war against the Afghan people. There are people who are definitely terrorists.” Kabul has grown increasingly alarmed about attacks launched from Pakistan on Afghan government forces in the border regions, and Afghan officials have accused Pakistan of aiding and abetting them, or of doing little to stop them. Full Story

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