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British Defense Secretary In Afghanistan

30 September 2005 -- British Defense Secretary John Reid arrived today on a visit to Afghanistan.

Reid is due to hold talks with President Hamid Karzai and Afghan Defense Minister Rahim Wardak tomorrow.

During his trip, the British defense minister will also visit British troops in Afghanistan.

Britain is part of the U.S.-led coalition hunting Taliban and Al-Qaeda rebels in Afghanistan and a NATO-led force providing security in the capital, north, and west of the country.