1. Wide of Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai walking to podium
2. Cutaway of photographer
3. SOUNDBITE (Dari) Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan:
"I want to extend my condolences to the people of America and to the victims of that tragedy, which afflicted some 3,000 people of different nations and faiths. It was indeed a big tragedy."
4. Cutaway journalist asking question
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan:
"We support his decisions. These troops will add to the fight against terrorism and I hope they will be deployed where they are most needed in this war against terrorism. We of course also heard yesterday that President Bush spoke about increasing the capacity and numbers of the Afghan army."
6. Wide of news conference
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan:
"He spoke in very candid, very clear words of his words to me - Karzai - on supporting the security of the Afghan people, providing for the security of the Afghan people and for reducing and preventing the civilian casualties. We are grateful to that very noble sentiment of his and we should work together to continue to achieve our objectives."
8. Karzai walks away from podium
Camp Eggers, Kabul - 11 September 2008
9. Various of US soldiers during prayers at a memorial ceremony for the victims of the 11 September 2001 attacks 2. Chaplain saying prayers
10. Close of soldier praying
11. US military commander laying wreath during the memorial ceremony
12. Close of floral wreath
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Major General Robert W. Cone, US Military Commander:
"Since 11 September 2001, the world has witnessed horrific scenes of terrorism in places like Bali, Russia, Madrid, London, Israel, Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan and Turkey. These attacks are stark reminders that the threat of terrorism is real and still a danger to the entire world."
14. Various of soldiers observing moment of silence
Afghanistan's president, Hamid Karzai, on Thursday marked the seventh anniversary
of the September 11, 2001 attacks by giving his condolences to the victims and the United States as a whole.
The attacks "afflicted some 3,000 people of different nations and faiths. It was indeed a big tragedy," he told a news conference in Kabul on Thursday.
The attacks were followed by a U.S-led war in Afghanistan that drove out the then ruling Taliban regime, but came at a high human cost in the country itself.
US troops in Afghanistan also remembered those killed in the 9/11 attacks, during a ceremony Thursday at an American base in Kabul.
During the memorial service at Camp Eggers, a top US commander said terrorism still remained a threat to the world.
Major General Robert Cone said the world has witnessed horrific "scenes of terrorism" in places like Bali, Russia, Madrid, London, Israel, Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan and Turkey
"These attacks are stark reminders that the threat of terrorism is real and still a danger to the entire world," Cone said.
On September 11, 2001, hijacked airplanes crashed into the World Trade Centre, the Pentagon and a field in the state of Pennsylvania, killing almost 3-thousand people.
Cone's command in Kabul trains and equips the fledgling Afghan security forces - the centrepiece of the American strategy of turning Afghanistan into a country that could defend itself and turn it away from the days when Osama bin Laden used it as a safe haven to launch attacks in New York and Washington.
However, the country is going through one of its most violent periods since the ouster of the Taliban from power in late 2001.
More than 4,100 people, mostly militants, have died this year in insurgency-related violence in Afghanistan, according to figures compiled by The Associated Press.
The number of US military deaths in Afghanistan have surpassed those in Iraq in the last several months.
US President George W. Bush announced this week that he was sending an Army brigade and a Marine battalion to Afghanistan in November to replace two that are scheduled to leave, but US commanders in Afghanistan say they need another 10,000 troops - even more troops than the
deployment plan Bush announced.
The commanders also urged more non-military aid and said the Afghan government must perform better.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai welcomed the decision to send additional US troops and Afghan and international officials also agreed to double the size of the country's army to 134,000 strong.
"These troops will add to the fight against terrorism and I hope they will be deployed where they are most needed in this war against terrorism," Karzai told a news conference in Kabul on Thursday.
Afghan officials complain that the main reason the insurgency is on the rise are the safe havens that the militants use in neighbouring Pakistan to launch attacks.
The US military has launched several missile strikes across the border into Pakistan recently, killing senior al-Qaida leaders.
Karzai urged the United States to focus its counter-terrorism activities in Pakistan's tribal areas and work together with the governments of Pakistan, Afghanistan and India - Pakistan's archrival - in countering the threat.
Bin Laden, leader of the al-Qaida network, is believed to be in the lawless tribal belt on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.
The White House said on Wednesday the failure to capture him since the 11 September attacks showed the limitations of US military and intelligence power.
Bin Laden's status as an at-large enemy of the United States comes back into focus with every sombre anniversary of the 2001 attacks.
Beyond a matter of national security, bin Laden's elusiveness has elicited fire from Bush's critics, who accuse him of being wrongly focused on Iraq.