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President Hamid Karzai has ordered an investigation into the use of torture and human rights' abuses in Afghanistan's prisons, appointing a delegation to look into the findings of a United Nations prison assessment that torture is systemic.

"President Hamid Karzai has assigned a delegation to investigate the findings and allegations of a report released by the UN on torture, abuse and ill-treatment in detention facilities run by the Ministry of Interior [MOI] and the National Directorate of Security [NDS]," Karzai's office said in a statement Tuesday.

The deficiencies in Afghanistan's security and intelligence organisations pose a dangerous threat to the country's future, analysts told TOLOnews Tuesday.

Reacting to the two recent insurgent attacks in the capital, the analysts feared that there were still large gaps in Afghanistan's defence capacity – a point acknowledged by the senior deputy minister of security affairs in the Ministry of Interior (MOI) Abdul Rahman Rahman. 

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