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US Secretary of State to meet Karzai in Afghanistan

John Kerry touched down in Baghdad yesterday as he tours the region. Credit: REUTERS/Jason Reed

A day after his surprise visit to Iraq, US Secretary of State John Kerry has flown to Afghanistan for previously unannounced talks with President Hamid Karzai.

A US official said the pair will discuss a host of issues including Afghan reconciliation, the transfer of security responsibility to Afghan forces ahead of a foreign withdrawal and Afghanistan's elections.

Afghan president Karzai slams US over probe into alleged killings by soldier

Afghan president Hamid Karzai criticises US over killings probe. Credit: AP

Afghan president Hamid Karzai criticised the US over a claimed lack of co-operation with the probe of the alleged killing of 16 Afghans by a soldier.

Karzai said a team sent to investigate Sunday's shootings in south Afghanistan did not receive co-operation expected from US officials.