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Afghan lawmakers vote to sack minister over security

KABUL (Reuters) – Lawmakers voted to sack Afghanistan’s interior minister on Monday, accusing him of failing to quell attacks from militants as international troops accelerate their exit from the country.

The vote to dismiss Ghulam Mujtaba Patang came as America’s top general Martin Dempsey arrived in Kabul to try and restart talks on a pact to keep some U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan after the official deadline for withdrawal at the end of 2014.

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      "Rob Taylor is Chief Correspondent, Afghanistan, based in Kabul. Rob joined Reuters in 2006, covering political and general news, as well as economics, in Australia and the Pacific. He has also worked in Myanmar and Sri Lanka. Prior to Reuters, he was Asia correspondent for Australia's local agency AAP, based in Jakarta. Rob has covered conflict, elections, earthquakes and tsunamis on three continents. He began his career in Africa as a news photographer."
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