Karzai: Blast shows Taliban serving 'foreigners'
Afghan President Hamid Karzai made his comments Sunday in Kabul at a gathering to mark International Women's Day.
March 10th, 2013
11:42 AM ET

Karzai: Blast shows Taliban serving 'foreigners'

Afghan President Hamid Karzai took aim at both the Taliban and the United States on Sunday in remarks likely to sour his already strained relations with Washington during a visit by U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

A deadly blast Saturday in the Afghan capital, Karzai said, showed that the "Taliban are serving the foreigners and are not against the foreigner."

The Taliban claimed responsibility for Saturday's attack at the Afghan Ministry of Defense in Kabul, which killed at least nine people and wounded 14 others. A Taliban spokesman expressed pleasure with Hagel's proximity at the time, calling the attack "a message to him."

NATO's International Security Assistance Force rejected suggestions that the Taliban even knew of Hagel's trip when they planned the operation.

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  1. Name s kel

    Is this puppet fool for real?? Scr-w him and his dirt herion producing country and lets just get out!

    March 10, 2013 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Do we really intend to get out?
    ASk the party of war. The Grahams, the McCains and other assorted fools.

    March 10, 2013 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Well we abandoned the country and the 'Freedom Fighters' now Taliban, after they kicked out soviets for us.

    March 10, 2013 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    further comments blocked even if i do it in one liners.

    March 10, 2013 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Am trying.

    March 10, 2013 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Afghani

    Noooooooooo!!!

    March 10, 2013 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  7. stan

    Yesssssssss!

    March 10, 2013 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |