Sunday, September 9, 2007
'Gunfire' cuts short Karzai speech
"Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan's president, has been forced to cut short a speech at a Kabul stadium after sounds that seemed liked gunshots were heard.
Witnesses said Karzai was hastily led away from the ceremony at the sports stadium by his US-trained bodyguards......
"Dear brothers and sisters, with respect to everybody, we are finishing our ceremony here," Karzai said as he left the stage.
An estimated 25,000 people, including cabinet members and foreign diplomats had gathered at the stadium which is located near the presidential palace......."