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Al Jazeera English - CENTRAL/S. ASIA - CIA base bomber 'was double agent'

Al Jazeera English - CENTRAL/S. ASIA - CIA base bomber 'was double agent': "A suicide bomber who killed eight people when he attacked a US base in Afghanistan has been identified as a 'double agent' working for Jordanian intelligence, according to US media and intelligence reports.

Al Jazeera sources in Afghanistan on Tuesday said that the man, identified as Hammam Khalil al-Balawi, had been brought to the base in the eastern Afghan province of Khost, by car, from across the border in Pakistan.

Al-Balawi, also known as Abu Dujana al-Khorasani, is believed to have offered the CIA new information on the whereabouts of Ayman al-Zawahiri, the al-Qaeda second in command."

Al Jazeera English - CENTRAL/S. ASIA - Karzai hits out over Afghan deaths

Al Jazeera English - CENTRAL/S. ASIA - Karzai hits out over Afghan deaths: "Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan's president, has lashed out at Nato and US forces for failing to adequately protect civilians in the battle against Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters in the country.

In an exclusive interview with Al Jazeera on Tuesday, Karzai said growing civilian anger may soon be the barrier to success in the country.

'The international community will not achieve in Afghanistan their objectives unless the Afghan people support them,' he said.

Karzai admitted that he had also failed to do enough to ensure security, but he laid the blame for rising anger over civilian deaths with the foreign forces.

'The foundation of success is in the co-operation of the Afghan people in their own government and in the international community's good intentions,' he said."