Karzai criticised by Kandahar elders over security and corruption

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Kandahar (Afghanistan), Apr.5 (ANI): Tribal elders in the Afghan city of Kandahar have sharply criticised President Hamid Karzai over issues of security and corruption.

According to the BBC, one tribal elder after another stood up, speaking loudly, angrily, some shouting at the president, complaining of police corruption, official bribes and insecurity.

Tribal elders took Karzai to task over issues of security and corruption

"I can't, I will be killed by the terrorists," retorted one tribal elder - a reference to the growing strength of the Taliban in the region.

But the message from this gathering of some 1,500 tribesmen is that they are not ready for any major military operation by Afghan and NATO led forces any time soon.

The president assured them that no operation would be started without their support. (ANI)

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