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Karzai urges West to target Pakistan

Afghan president says neighbour is cooperating with Taliban

Afghan President Hamid Karzai told a Thursday news conference his country’s Western allies are unwilling to move against Pakistan, which is allegedly supporting the Taliban. “It is a different question whether Afghanistan has the ability to tackle this, but our allies have this capability,” he said. “The question now is why they are not taking action?” Tensions with Pakistan are running high in Afghanistan after documents released by WikiLeaks appeared to show cooperation between Pakistani authorities and the Taliban. Karzai also used the news conference to slam WikiLeaks for releasing information on Afghan informants cooperating with NATO forces, calling it “extremely irresponsible and shocking.”

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