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Afghan President Hamid Karzai says local forces now taking security lead from Nato at formal handover ceremony in Kabul
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Disaster......... but just bring our boys home, Karzai won't last a year.

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Disaster......... but just bring our boys home, Karzai won't last a year.

Bring our boys home - YES.

Karzai not lasting a year - he might surprise you. He can be a pretty ruthless sod when he doesn't have to play nice for the benefit of the foreigners.
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And, the BBC story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22942013

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Afghan forces have formally taken over security for the whole of the country from Nato-led troops, completing a process begun in 2011.

President Hamid Karzai announced the move at a ceremony during which Nato forces handed over control for the last 95 districts.

The event marks a significant milestone since US-led forces ousted the Taliban following the 9/11 attacks of 2001.

Ahead of the event, a suicide bomber killed three people in Kabul.

The attacker is believed to have targeted the convoy of Haji Mohammad Mohaqeq, the country's second vice-president and a leader of the Hazara ethnic minority. Mr Mohaqeq escaped with minor injuries.
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