1. BLAME

    Karzai Faults NATO for Attacks

    Image #: 17605159    epa03184450 Afghan security officials inspect one of the buildings where Taliban militants were holed up during co-ordinated attacks, Kabul, Afghanistan, 16 April 2012. Afghanistan's interior minister said 16 April, that three civilians, eight troops and 36 Taliban insurgents were killed during an 18-hour offensive in the capital and other cities. The Taliban insurgents launched coordinated attacks Sunday afternoon on foreign embassies, a military base and the Afghan Parliament in Kabul and three other cities.  EPA/S. SABAWOON /LANDOV

    S. Sabawoon / EPA / Landov

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai pointed a finger at NATO for attacks by militants in Kabul and elsewhere in the country Sunday that left 51 people dead. “The terrorists’ infiltration in Kabul and other provinces is an intelligence failure for us and especially for NATO and should be seriously investigated,” Karzai told reporters Monday. The series of clashes incited by insurgents lasted 18 hours, and Karzai praised his country’s security forces for putting down the attacks, which the Taliban said is just the start of their “spring offensive.”

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