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Afghanistan president rejects resignation of three top security officials

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Afghanistan president rejects resignation of three top security officials
FILE PHOTO: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan July 15, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail/File Photo   -   Copyright  Mohammad Ismail(Reuters)
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KABUL (Reuters) – Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani rejected on Sunday resignations tendered a day earlier by three senior security officials, the government said.

The ministers of defence and interior, as well as a senior security chief, sent their resignations to the president’s palace on Saturday, soon after Afghanistan’s national security adviser also resigned.

Government spokesman Haroon Chakansuri said in a statement Ghani had asked the three officials to continue with their duties and “work towards the betterment of the security situation”.

(Reporting by Abdul Qadir Sediqi; Writing by Rupam Jain; Editing by Paul Tait)

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