President Karzai Accuses USA Of Colluding With The TALIBAN

The USA denies the allegation.

"The US has denied that it is collaborating with Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan to prolong the stay of its forces beyond next year, refuting an accusation made by President Hamid Karzai in the wake of a series of suicide bombings.

Interesting "coincidence" : Hagel visiting... The terrorist acts coincided with Chuck Hagel’s first visit to Kabul as the US Defense Secretary, in which he was meant to discuss the gradual reduction of America's presence and the fates of Afghans held in custody by US forces.

"This attack was a message to him," Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in the aftermath of the detonations."

But this is not how Karzai saw the incidents.

"Taliban leaders and representatives are talking with the US abroad every day," he claimed.

The Taliban, a radical Islamic movement that controls swathes of the country, refuses to recognize Karzai’s legitimacy.

The Taliban has “strongly rejected” the accusations in an email communiqué.

The US and NATO forces commander in the country, General Joseph Dunford, also rebuffed Karzai’s allegations.

``We have fought too hard over the past 12 years, we have shed too much blood over the last 12 years, to ever think that violence or instability would be to our advantage,'' Dunford said.

Meanwhile, the US embassy in Kabul reminded Karzai that it has not even held talks with radicals following a breakdown in negotiations exactly a year ago, and insisted that it has “long supported an Afghan-led process for Afghans to talk to Afghans”.