The Interior Ministry said Abdul Sattar Murad was removed after repeated complaints from civilians accusing him of being ineffective, creating discord among the people, bullying them, and persuading coalition forces to carry out raids on Kapisa residents' homes without justification.
Murad says he was sacked because he criticized the central government's ineffectiveness in an interview published last week.
(AP, AFP, Reuters)
RFE/RL Afghanistan Report
SUBSCRIBE For regular news and analysis on Afghanistan by e-mail, subscribe to "RFE/RL Afghanistan Report."