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  Afghans asked to help find bin Laden
Updated 08 December 2001, 19.03

The new leader of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, has asked his people to help in the hunt for Osama bin Laden and the Taleban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar, the two most wanted men in the world.

Bin Laden's main caves in Tora Bora have been bombed heavily and Kandahar, where Mullah Omar had been hiding, was surrendered to Northern Alliance soldiers on Friday.

But the two men are still on the run.

'We don't know'

Mr Karzai, said he didn't know where the head of the Taleban was but told reporters, "We are looking for him. He is a fugitive."

And now Pakistan has placed extra soldiers and helicopter gunships along the 2,500km border with Afghanistan to stop the men escaping the country.

Not over

President Bush is keen to track down Mullar Omar as well as Osama bin Laden, but it's still not clear what will happen to the men when they are caught.

Mr Karzai insists Mullah Omar and bin Laden will be arrested and tried if captured.


 
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