Kabul Police Chief’s Resignation Rejected

Resigned Yesterday After Flurry of Attacks on Afghan Capital

Yesterday, Kabul police chief General Zahir Zahir announced his resignation from the position, a move that came after three weeks of high profile attacks against the Afghan capital city.

Today, he’s back at his post, after it was revealed that the Afghan government ultimately “rejected” his resignation, despite reports they’d already accepted it yesterday.

Zahir’s spokesman said he was asked to stay on “to avoid disruption of security affairs,” a surprising move since the security situation is getting worse and worse, and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has been cleaning house in other posts.

The situation in Kabul has gotten so much worse that a lot of aid agencies announced today that they are fleeing the country, at least temporary, to avoid putting their workers at any more risk than they already are.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is senior editor of Antiwar.com.