President Hamid Karzai
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Afghan security handover 'a great day', says President Karzai

Afghan forces have formally taken over security for the whole of the country from Nato-led troops, completing a process begun in 2011.

President Hamid Karzai announced the move at a ceremony during which Nato forces handed over control for the last 95 districts.

The event marks a significant milestone since US-led forces ousted the Taliban following the 9/11 attacks of 2001.

Speaking after the ceremony Mr Karzai said finalising the handover had been one of his greatest desires.

  • 18 Jun 2013