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UK Ambassador to Afghanistan Richard Stagg has accepted the involvement of the international community in the expansion of corruption in Afghanistan, although he was clear that ultimate responsibility lies with the Afghan government.

"In some cases we should take some of the blame ourselves as having not spent our own money in a very sensible way," Stagg said in an exclusive interview with TOLOnews.

The man who attempted to kill Afghan spy chief Asadullah Khaled last Thursday was a Taliban prisoner who was released by the Afghan government, former intelligence chief Amrullah Saleh claimed Thursday.

In an interview with TOLOnews, Saleh said he had information that the prisoner was released from a prison in Afghanistan and went to Pakistan's city of Quetta to plot the attack on the head of the National Directorate of Security (NDS).

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Thursday said he was in Afghanistan to see the situation on the ground and advise US President Obama on the ongoing presence of US troops in the country after 2014.

"I came here to first see you and your leaders and to see the situation on the ground. I talked to the Afghan leaders and have tried to tee-up the decision of President Obama which he made with regards to the future," Panetta told the American troops.

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