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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.