October 02, 2014

Karzai visits wounded Afghan spy chief in US hospital

By Sadaf Shinwari - Wed Jan 09 2013, 11:27 am

KhalidAfghan president Hamid Karzai met with the Afghan intelligence — national directorate of security (NDS) chief Asadullah Khalid upon his arrival to United States of America.

According to a statement released by Afghan presidential palace, president Hamid Karzai was briefed regarding the health condition of wounded Afghan spy chief Asadullah Khalid by US doctors.

The source further added president Hamid Karzai praised US doctors for providing medical care to wounded Afghan spy chief and said the health condition of Asadullah Khalid was satisfactory.

Afghan president Hamid Karzai also met with the US soldiers who were wounded in Afghanistan.

Asadullah Khalid was wounded when the bomber struck at a guesthouse used by the National Directorate of Security (NDS) in a heavily guarded area of the capital. The intelligence agency said he had survived a “terrorist attack”.

Khalid was rushed into surgery at an NDS hospital after the attack. He was visited by President Hamid Karzai, signalling his importance in the fight against the Taliban as Nato forces prepare to withdraw in 2014.

He was later admitted to a US hospital for further treatment. The attacker was purportedly carrying a peace message on behalf of the Taliban when he detonated himself.

On Friday Karzai holds his first face-to-face talks with President Obama since last year’s Nato summit in Chicago, shortly after the pair had signed a long-term strategic partnership.

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