April 16, 2012 / 10:53 AM / in 6 years

Taliban attack shows failure by NATO: Karzai

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Monday that the massive Taliban offensive in Kabul and three other provinces showed a “failure” by the intelligence services, and especially by NATO.

Security forces are seen at the site of an incident in Kabul April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

In his first statement regarding the eighteen-hour siege of diplomatic and government enclaves, Karzai also said that Afghan security forces proved themselves capable of defending their country and providing security.

Reporting by Mirwais Harooni, editing by Amie Ferris-Rotman

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