Afghanistan's State Minister announces his resignation on Facebook
Afghanistan, June 13: The state minister for security reforms Amrullah Saleh has resigned from his position on Tuesday afternoon according to his status update on facebook.
Saleh wrote on his Facebook page that he is no longer the state minister for security reforms to the National Unity Government of Afghanistan. He has not however mentioned in the post if he has sent his letter of resignation to Presiden Ashraf Ghani and the NDS Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah.
Amrulah Saleh has worked as the head of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) in Afghanistan and his resign announcement will come as a surprise for Afghanistan government. Saleh is one of the most famous politicians and military specialists in Afghanistan and is also the leader for Rawand Sabz (civil organizations).
Meanwhile, according to local media reports the Haqqani network commander was killed in a US drone strike in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Hangu district. The Drone reportedly fired two missiles and "completely destroyed" the suspected militant's house in Speen Tal area of Hangu on Monday night and supposedly killed Abubakar (Haqqani network leader) and his partner on Monday night.
The drone attack comes days after Afghan security officials accused the Haqqani network and Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence of being behind the suicide truck bombing in Kabul on May 31 that killed at least 150 people.
The Oslo Times International News Network