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Karzai accuses US of destabilizing Afghanistan

As Hagel visits, Afghan leader lobs criticism

KABUL — President Hamid Karzai leveled particularly harsh accusations against the United States on Sunday, suggesting that Americans were destabilizing his country, in a speech that cast a shadow over a visit by Chuck Hagel, the new US defense secretary.

The sharp words came after weeks of the kinds of incidents that Karzai views as an affront to Afghanistan’s sovereignty — civilian deaths in airstrikes, accusations of abuses by US Special Operations forces, and most recently, the last-minute refusal by US officials to fully hand Bagram Prison into Afghan control because of disagreement about the continuing American role there.

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