Probe seeking Afghan leak source: US Attorney General
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Last Updated: Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 20:50
Cairo: US Attorney General Eric Holder says an investigation by the Pentagon and Justice Department will determine whether criminal charges will be filed in the leaking of Afghanistan war secrets.

Holder, speaking to reporters during a visit to Egypt today, says the investigation aims to determine the source of the leak. He says "whether there will be criminal charges brought will depend on how the investigation goes".

He says he "deplores" the leak, adding, "it is not really in the national interest of the United States."

Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said yesterday that the Defense Department has launched a "very robust investigation" into the leak of secret documents on the war in Afghanistan published Sunday by WikiLeaks, an online site.


First Published: Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 20:50

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