KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - OCTOBER 25: Afghan President Hamid Karzai (R) meets the President of Tajikistan Emomalii Rahmon October 25, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. The meeting comes in the wake of an acknowledgment that Karzai accepted 'bags of …
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Afghan leader says the United States failed to consult Afghan forces when calling in an airstrike this week that killed civilians.
President Hamid Karzai also warned his government will in the future consider any such actions as violating a pact signed between Afghanistan and the United States.
Karzai's comments were relayed to the media by the president's spokesman, Aimal Faizi.
Faizi says Karzai met with Afghan investigators on Saturday and concluded that the airstrike was a "one-sided decision" by U.S. troops.
A memorandum of understanding between the U.S. and Afghanistan states that the Afghans should be in charge of special operations.
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