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Afghan leader expels US 'torture' forces

Nikhil Kumar New York

Published 25/02/2013 | 04:00

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AFGHAN president Hamid Karzai has ordered US special forces to leave a province of Afghanistan within two weeks, amid allegations that locals working on behalf of the foreign troops have committed acts of torture.

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According to a statement posted on the president's website, a national security meeting found that "it became clear that armed individuals named as US special forces stationed in Wardak province engage in torturing and even murdering innocent people".

A US special forces spokesman said it could not comment "until we have had a chance to speak with senior government officials".

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