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Afghan defense minister, army chief of staff resign after 140 govt troops killed in last week Taliban attack

Afghan defense minister, army chief of staff resign after 140 govt troops killed in last week Taliban attackAfghan President Ashraf Ghani accepted on Monday the resignation of the defense minister and army chief of staff after more than 140 government soldiers were killed in a Taliban attack on an army base last week.

This is reported by Reuters citing Afghan president's office.

"Defence Minister Abdullah Habibi and Army Chief of Staff Qadam Shah Shahim stepped down with immediate effect," the presidential palace announced in a post on its Twitter account.

Shah Hussain Murtazawi, acting spokesman for Ghani, told Reuters the resignations were because of Friday's attack in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.

At least 140 soldiers were killed and many wounded, an official in the city said on Saturday. Other officials said the toll was likely to be even higher.
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