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Millions in CIA “ghost money” paid to Afghan president’s office

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(Reuters) – Tens of millions of U.S. dollars in cash were delivered by the CIA in suitcases, backpacks and plastic shopping bags to the office of Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai for more than a decade, according to the New York

Afghan intelligence chief wounded in assassination attempt, officials say

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KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s intelligence chief was wounded Thursday in an assassination attempt in the capital, Kabul, Afghan officials said. A senior government official said Asadullah Khalid suffered injuries on the lower part of his body when a bomb exploded

Afghanistan: Karzai dismisses intelligence chief

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s office says he has dismissed the country’s top intelligence official, a move that comes just as he prepares to name new defense and interior ministers. The changes in three top jobs in

Afghanistan intelligence agency says sources confirm death of Haqqani militant

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KABUL, Afghanistan –  Afghanistan's intelligence agency said Sunday its operatives have confirmed that the son of the founder of the powerful Haqqani militant network was killed in an airstrike in Pakistan, even as the Taliban vowed that he was alive