Air strikes could undermine US pact: Karzai
Kabul: Afghanistan`s President has warned that civilian casualties caused by NATO air strikes could undermine the cooperation agreement he just signed with the US. He talked to families of the latest victims on Tuesday.
Also yesterday, Taliban attacks in three provinces killed 12 Afghans seven police, four Education Ministry employees and a bodyguard.
The Taliban kill more civilians than foreign forces, but the deaths of citizens caught in the crossfire of the decade-long war continue to be an irritant in President Hamid Karzai`s relationship with his international partners. Any NATO air strike that leads to civilian deaths also erodes the Afghan people`s trust in foreign forces.
"If the lives of Afghan people are not safe, the signing of the strategic partnership has no meaning," Karzai`s office said in a statement released yesterday evening.
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