Talking tough

Print edition : January 10, 2014

Afghan President Hamid Karzai describing a visit he made to an injured young girl in hospital while addressing media representatives in New Delhi on December 14. Photo: FINDLAY KEMBER/AFP

At a house hit by a NATO air strike in Sajawand village in Logar province, south of Kabul in June 2012. Afghan officials said 18 civilians, including women and children, were killed in the strike, and an outraged Karzai cut short his visit to Beijing to return home. Photo: AFP

U.S. troops pose for photographs with Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, on December 8. Photo: Mark Wilson/AP

The Afghan President wants a commitment that attacks on homes will stop before he ratifies the agreement that will allow U.S. troops to stay on in his country after 2014.
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