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Karzai 'grenade attempt foiled'

Afghan police say are holding a man suspected of attempting to assassinate President Hamid Karzai on a trip to the former Taleban stronghold of Kandahar. The suspect was arrested with a grenade close to a road where the president’s convoy was due to pass, police said. Mr Karzai visited the southern city to invite elements of the Taleban to help rebuild the country and take part in the forthcoming national election. He said his offer extended to all but a few hardcore Taleban members. “Our problem is mainly with the top Taleban – who may number no more than 150 people – who had links with al-Qaeda,” he said. “Those people are the enemies of Afghanistan and we are against them. Full Story

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