Karzai visits wounded Afghan troops at Bagram airbase

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Bagram Air Force Base (Afghanistan), May 8 (ANI): Wounded Afghan troops received a surprise visitor on Saturday -- their President, Hamid Karzai, at the Bagram Air Force base medical facility on the outskirts of Kabul.

Praising their courage, Karzai handed over envelopes of cash to them.

The Afghan President was accompanied by General Stanley McChrystal, the commander of U.S. and Nato forces in Afghanistan.

A foreign news agency quoted him, as saying: "Afghanistan and the United States have began a journey together now for almost eight years to bring security and stability to Afghanistan and to the United States and by extension to the rest of the world and in this undertaking you alongside the Afghan forces are doing all that you can to bring us success." (ANI)

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