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Afghanistan Sending Troops To Quell Factional Unrest

21 June 2004 -- Afghanistan's Defense Ministry is sending troops to northwestern Ghor Province to quell factional unrest after forces loyal to a local commander overran Ghor's capital last week.

Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman General Zahir Azimi made the announcement today. He said one battalion of troops will be sent tomorrow to Ghor from the western city of Herat.

Meanwhile, UN envoy to Afghanistan Jean Arnault today said attackers yesterday fired rocket-propelled grenades at a UN election office south of the Afghan capital Kabul.

Arnault said the attack in Logar damaged several vehicles, but there were no casualties.

Also today, in Kabul, hundreds of protestors marched demanding Transitional Administration Chairman Hamid Karzai's resignation, saying his official term of office has expired.