Kabul police chief resigns after militant attacks in Afghan capital

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association)- Kabul police chief General Mohammed Zahir Zahir has resigned after a wave of attacks by militants hit the Afghan capital.

“General Zahir Zahir told the interior ministry he no longer wanted to continue his job. The minister has accepted his resignation,” Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanakzai said on Sunday.

Zahir resigned after he confirmed that three South African nationals and one Afghan were killed in a Taliban attack on a foreign compound in the Afghan capital city on Saturday.

The Taliban militant group claimed responsibility for the attack within minutes.

On November 27, a huge blast hit the capital city. The explosion was followed by the exchange of fire. The attacks were carried out near the Tajik Embassy in Wazir Akbar Khan district; a wealthy district in northern Kabul which is home to foreign embassies and most of Afghan state institutions.

The same day, Taliban militants attacked a British Embassy vehicle in Kabul, leaving five people dead, including a Briton, and injuring more than 30 others.

Taliban claimed responsibility for the two assaults.

A group of Taliban members also sought to storm Camp Shorabak, previously known as Camp Bastion and handed over by British forces to Afghans last month, in Afghanistan’s troubled southern province of Helmand.

Ghulam Farooq Parwani, deputy head of the Afghan National Army in Helmand, said more than 20 militants, including seven bombers, were killed in the fighting.





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