Afghanistan’s Defence, Interior minister, NDS chief resign

REUTERS
August 26,2018

Afghanistan´s ministers of defence and interior, as well as another security chief quit on Saturday, government sources said, following the resignation of the president´s national security adviser earlier in the day.

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KABUL: Afghanistan´s ministers of defence and interior, as well as another security chief quit on Saturday, government sources said, following the resignation of the president´s national security adviser earlier in the day.

"We have received four resignations by two ministers and two senior security officials," an official in President Ashraf Ghani´s office told Reuters.

Government sources said the resignations included Defence Minister Tariq Shah Bahrami and Interior Minister Wais Barmak, as well as Masoom Stanekzai, the head of the National Directorate of Security.

The announcement followed a decision by National Security Advisor Hanif Atmar to quit.


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