Afghan President Hamid Karzai Sunday ordered US special forces troops to leave Wardak province southwest of Kabul within two weeks. The Americans and Afghans working for them were accused of fueling insecurity and causing civilian casualties. US officials were not informed before the announcement was made by Karzai’s chief spokesman.
"We take all allegations of misconduct seriously and go to great lengths to determine the facts surrounding them," U.S. Forces-Afghanistan and the International Security Assistance Force said in a statement.