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Qadam Shah Shaheem

Afghan defence minister, army chief resign after Taliban attack

KABUL: The Afghan defence minister and his army chief resigned Monday, days after a Taliban attack at a military base in northern Afghanistan killed or wounded more than 100 soldiers, a presidential statement said. "President Ashraf Ghani has accepted the resignation of the defence minister and army chief of staff," the statement from Ghani's office said. Furious Afghans had called for resignations of minister Abdullah Habibi and army chief Qadam Shah Shaheem after the assault outside the northern city of…