Terror attack in Balkh province: Afghan Defence Minister, Army chief resign

Afghan Defence Minister Abdullah Habibi and army chief Qadam Shah Shahim resigned on Monday in the wake of a terrorist attack at an army base in Balkh province that left over 140 soldiers dead.

IANS| Updated: Apr 24, 2017, 13:28 PM IST

Kabul: Afghan Defence Minister Abdullah Habibi and army chief Qadam Shah Shahim resigned on Monday in the wake of a terrorist attack at an army base in Balkh province that left over 140 soldiers dead.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has accepted their resignations, Tolo News quoted the presidential palace as saying in a statement.

The development follows the Taliban attack at an Afghan army base in Mazar-e-Sharif on April 21.