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Kabul Police Chief Resigns After Spate Of Attacks


Kabul Police Chief General Zahir Zhair has reportedly resigned.

Kabul Police Chief General Zahir Zhair has reportedly resigned.

Kabul's police chief has resigned after the Afghan capital was hit by at least nine militant attacks in the last two weeks.

Foreign compounds, embassy vehicles, and U.S. troops were among the targets of the attacks.

General Zahir Zahir resigned shortly after he confirmed that three South Africans and an Afghan citizen were killed in a Taliban attack on a compound used by a U.S.-based charity on November 29.

Zahir said the head of a foreign organization, his 17-year-old son, and his 14-year-old daughter were all killed, but the identity of the organization is still not confirmed.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed on Twitter that the compound was that of a secret Christian missionary group and that a meeting of Australian visitors had been hit.

Afghan officials identified that aid group as “Partnership in Academics & Development.”

The U.S.-led NATO combat mission in Afghanistan will end on December 31.

Based on reporting by AFP and 1tvnews.af
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