UK `to blame` for Taliban impostor: Karzai`s aide

A senior Afghan official has reportedly blamed the British secret service for bringing a Taliban impostor to take part in top-level peace talks with the Afghan government.

Last Updated: Nov 26, 2010, 23:56 PM IST

London: A senior Afghan official has reportedly blamed the British secret service for bringing a Taliban impostor to take part in top-level peace talks with the Afghan government.

Today`s reports in US and British media follow the revelation that a man leading the Taliban side of peace talks with the Afghan government was impersonating former Taliban Cabinet minister Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour.
The Washington Post quotes Mohammad Omar Daudzai,
President Hamid Karzai`s chief of staff, as saying yesterday
that British authorities brought the man to meet with Karzai
in July or August. Karzai has denied meeting with Mansour.
Prime Minister David Cameron`s office and Britain`s
Foreign Office both declined to comment on the reports.

PTI