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Afghan President Fires 2 Officials for Spying for Other Countries


Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he has fired two "high-ranking" Afghan officials who were spying for other countries, and warns he would not spare anyone who engages in such activity.

Mr. Karzai made the disclosure at a lunch meeting with newly sworn-in parliament members, and did not name the dismissed officials nor indicate when he took the action He also did not name the other countries involved.

Mr. Karzai said he had strong evidence against the two officials. But he said even if he had minor evidence, he would have punished them.

He said anyone found spying for foreign countries will be shown on television, and put on trial.

Mr. Karzai has led Afghanistan since the Taleban were ousted in late 2001. He won a presidential election in October 2004. And now the Taleban are waging an insurgency against his administration.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.