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Jan 31, 2008
More foreign troops not the answer for Afghanistan: Karzai

BERLIN: President Hamid Karzai said training the Afghan police and army was more important than sending more foreign troops to the country, in an interview with a German newspaper on Wednesday.

"More than anything else, we need help to rebuild our human capital and our institutions, our army, our police force, our administrative structure, our judiciary and so on," Karzai told the paper.

"Although the situation has finally improved, the unintentional bombing of Afghan civilians by NATO and US troops is particularly painful, although it stems from a lack of ground troops. "However, I am not sure that sending more troops is the right answer."

(Source: "More foreign troops not the answer for Afghanistan: Karzai", Paktribune, 31 January 2008)

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