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Afghanistan's Karzai removes second interior minister in a year

by FP Staff  Sep 1, 2013 21:00 IST

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai has named his second new interior minister in a year, removing former policeman Ghulam Mujtaba Patang and installing presidential hopeful and ambassador to Pakistan Umer Daudzai in his place.

The presidential decree was announced by the government after 2pm (0930 GMT) on Sunday. Kabul police chief General Ayoub Salangi will be Daudzai's deputy, the statement said. (Reporting by Hamid Shalizi; Writing by Dylan Welch; Editing by Jeremy Laurence)