NATO is disputing charges from the Afghan government saying foreign forces violated security rules during a raid in downtown Kabul on Christmas Eve.
The terms of a 2008 security agreement require Afghan forces to approve and lead security operations in the country's capital. NATO says the raid was conducted with the full cooperation of Afghan forces. The Afghan government disagrees, saying NATO troops acted alone. 2 Afghan police officers were killed and 13 people arrested during the incident. NATO officials say they were acting on intelligence of a credible threat against the U.S. embassy in Kabul.
An arsenal of weapons was recovered during the raid. The country's government claims an Afghan firm that provides security for local businesses was targeted. All 13 people arrested in the raid were released after being vouched for by an Afghan government official. 2 Afghan generals have been suspended for knowing about the NATO raid and not informing higher authorities.