Monday, July 26, 2010

Afghanistan ‘shocked’ by leaked U.S. documents


July 26, 2010 — Updated 0853 GMT (1653 HKT) | Filed under: Web

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Afghan war documents on WikiLeaks

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Afghan government said it’s “shocked” by reports
  • Former head of Pakistani intelligence says reports are lies
  • Some documents allege Pakistan is aiding the insurgency, New York Times reports
  • Senator says the documents “raise serious questions” about foreign policy

(CNN) — The Afghan government said Monday it was “shocked” as it sifted through tens of thousands of leaked U.S. military and diplomatic reports on the war in Afghanistan that a whistle-blower website posted a day earlier.

“The Afghan government is shocked with the report that has opened the reality of the Afghan war,” said Siamak Herawi, a government spokesman.

WikiLeaks.org — a whistle-blower website — published on Sunday what it says are more than 90,000 United States military and diplomatic reports about Afghanistan filed between 2004 and January of this year.

The first-hand accounts are the military’s own raw data on the war, including numbers killed, casualties, threat reports and the like, according to Julian Assange, the founder of the website.

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