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Warlord tells police chief to go

A regional militia commander in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif has demanded the police chief appointed by central government leave the area. Mohammad Atta set no deadline for police general Akram Khakrezwal to go – but said he must leave by land or air. It is the latest development in a stand-off between the militia leader and the police chief. President Karzai has warned that private militias pose a greater threat to Afghan stability than the Taleban. In a New York Times interview, he acknowledged a nationwide disarmament programme had so far failed to reduce the power of these militias.Full Story

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