Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Karzai's order on private security companies raising questions - CNN.com

Karzai's order on private security companies raising questions - CNN.com

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Afghan president Hamid Karzai will issue an order demanding all private security companies in Afghanistan cease operation within four months, his spokesman announced Monday. That order is expected Tuesday morning.

The spokesman gave no further details and his announcement is raising questions among Afghanistan's international community which heavily relies on private security companies.

Privately, however, a U.S. official with knowledge of the issue but who did not want to speak on the record because of the sensitivity of the issue tells CNN that, based on the Afghan president's spokesman's statement, "it's not at all clear what's being announced."

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