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Monday
Mar252013

Kerry Makes Surprise Visit to Afghanistan to Meet with Karzai

JASON REED/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- Secretary of State John Kerry landed in Afghanistan on Monday on an unannounced visit to Kabul.

The trip is Kerry's sixth overall to the country but his first as the newly appointed secretary of state.

During his stay, Kerry is expected to meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai to discuss what role the United States will play after 2014, when NATO's combat mission in Afghanistan ends.

The meeting comes amid a series of bitter disputes between U.S. and Afghan officials. 

Karzai recently accused the Taliban of supporting the United States, infuriating U.S. officials.

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