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Afghan President Ghani rejects resignations of top security officials

KABUL: Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani rejected on Sunday resignations tendered a day earlier by three senior security officials, the government said. The resignations from Defence Minister Tariq Shah Bahrami and Interior Minister Wais Barmak, as well as Masoom Stanekzai, the head of the National Directorate of Security, were submitted on Saturday hours after National Security Adviser Hanif Atmar quit. Government spokesman Haroon Chakansuri said in a statement Ghani had asked the three officials to continue with…