President Hamid Karzai
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Hamid Karzai admits Afghanistan 'security failure'

President Hamid Karzai has said his government and Nato have failed to provide Afghans with security, 10 years after the Taliban were overthrown.

Speaking to the BBC, Mr Karzai also accused Pakistan of supporting the insurgency, saying sanctuaries there still needed to be tackled.

He vowed to step down in 2014 and said he was working on the succession.

John Simpson reports.

  • 07 Oct 2011