Kandahar Governor Replaced

Asadullah Khalid has been replaced as governor of Kandahar, several months after former foreign affairs minister Maxime Bernier called for his removal, the Canadian Press reported last week.

Published: Wednesday, 08/20/2008 12:00 am EDT

Asadullah Khalid has been replaced as governor of Kandahar, several months after former foreign affairs minister Maxime Bernier called for his removal, the Canadian Press reported last week. The embattled Mr. Khalid, who was implicated in the torture of Taliban prisoners in the southern province and had faced allegations of corruption, has been replaced by Gen. Rahmatullah Raufi. As commander of an Afghan National Army unit, Gen. Raufi was widely respected by subordinates and some NATO commanders.

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