Afghan President Karzai dismisses 'al-Qaeda comeback'
18 June 2014 Last updated at 23:27 BST
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has dismissed the possibility of al-Qaeda linked groups making a comeback in his country in a similar way to Iraq.
Asked by the BBC's Lyse Doucet in Kabul whether what was happening in Iraq could happen in Afghanistan, the president replied: "Never, not at all."
The outgoing president said that al-Qaeda had no presence in Afghanistan.
Lyse Doucet reports.