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Karzai denies Taleban come-back

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has strongly refuted reports of a growing Taleban resurgence in his country. In a BBC interview in Kabul, he conceded that Taleban fighters may be threatening individual Afghans and foreigners, as well as himself. But he said they did not threaten the political process or the stability of the country. He also said he had asked US forces to reconsider aerial attacks when pursuing individual Taleban suspects. Fifteen children were killed in such an attack earlier this month. Mr Karzai, speaking on the World Service’s Newshour programme, said Taleban forces – “terrorists”, as he called them – did not succeed in stopping elections to choose delegates to the loya jirga, or grand assembly, which is due to discuss a new constitution for the country. But he admitted they have been targeting foreign aid workers and Afghans, and he added that they would continue to do so. Full Story

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