Post by Focus on Feb 24, 2013 15:47:38 GMT
Afghan government accuses US special forces in Logar and Wardak provinces of furthering "instability and insecurity".
Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, has ordered the withdrawal of US special forces from two restive eastern provinces in Afghanistan within two weeks.
At a press conference in the Afghan capital on Sunday, Aimal Faizi, presidential spokesman, said US special forces were responsible for furthering "insecurity and instability" in the eastern provinces of Maidan Wardak and Logar.
Sunday's announcement comes hours after two bombings targeting intelligence officials and police in Logar'
"In today's national security council meeting, Afghan President Hamid Karzai ordered the ministry of defence to kick out the US special forces from Wardak and Logar provinces within two weeks," Faizi said.
Faizi said "misconduct" by US special forces in Wardak included the beheading of a student and the capture of nine missing locals.
Sunday's announcement comes hours after two bombings targeting intelligence officials and police in Logar province.
The US special forces and illegal armed groups created by them are causing insecurity, instability, and harass local people in these provinces," he told the Kabul press conference.
The International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, told Al Jazeera's Jennifer Glasse that they are "aware of the comments made by the spokesman in the press conference."
Assuring that they talk "all allegations of misconduct seriously", ISAF said they are engaging with the Afghans on this issue -- Now there's fcking gratitude for you!! Ppffttt!!! ...