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Abdul Rahim Wardak is Afghan Defense Minister.

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Afghan's defense minister Abdul Rahim Wardak resigns
Afghan Parliament votes to dismiss Abdul Rahim Wardak and interior minister Bismullah Khan Mohammadi

Afghan Defence Minister says US security presence needed beyond 2014 to ensure country's stability
Afghanistan Defence Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak has stated that a long-term security partnership and the presence of U.S. forces beyond 2014 will be needed to ensure Afghanistan's stability and "give the right messages" to both its population and its enemies.

Afghanistan to spy on its soldiers to end attacks on Western counterparts
Afghanistan will now spy on its own soldiers in an attempt to prevent attacks by Afghan troops on their Western comrades-in-arms.

US proposal to cut troops, police forces could endanger Afghanistan: Defense Minister
Afghanistan's Defense Minister General Abdul Rahim Wardak has warned that an American proposal to reduce the size of Afghan security forces by more than one-third after 2014 could lead to a catastrophe in the country.

Panetta arrives in Kabul on an unannounced trip
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrived in Kabul on an unannounced trip Thursday to assess the situation in Afghanistan and discuss plans for troop withdrawal.

Afghans, NATO launch operation "Knife Edge" against Haqqanis along Pak border
The Afghan Army and their NATO allies have stepped up their fight against the Haqqani network along the militant-infested Pakistani border, according to a news report attributed to senior defence officials.

Afghan investigators to visit Pakistan to probe peace negotiator Rabbani's killing
A delegation of Afghan investigators is all geared up to visit Pakistan to conduct an inquiry into the assassination of Burhanuddin Rabbani, the Chairman of Afghanistan's High Peace Council.

Afghans lawmakers, public infuriated by cross-border shelling from Pakistan
The recent spate of cross-border shelling from Pakistan has sparked huge public and political anger in Afghanistan, with protesters taking to the streets of the capital, lawmakers demanding explanations from the central government, and a senior border police official submitting his resignation in protest against the rocket strikes.

Killed Afghan defence ministry suicide attacker 'lived in London for six years'
A suicide bomber who entered the Afghan defence ministry in an attempt to assassinate Abdul Rahim Wardak and killed three soldiers, had spent six years living in London, Afghan intelligence officials have claimed.

Failed Talban suicide bomber shot in Afghanistan was 'British sleeper'
A Talban suicide bomber who was shot dead before being able to blow himself up in Afghanistan's defence headquarters was allegedly a sleeper agent from Britain.

Fears rising over Taliban infiltrating Afghan police, army
The Afghan police and military are scrambling to find ways to root out insurgents lurking within their ranks.

Development programmes in Afghanistan not directed against any other nation: Antony
Asserting that India is helping Afghanistan in its reconstruction process through facilitating aids in the field of education, health and infrastructure building, Defence Minister A K Antony on Friday said New Delhi's development assistance to Afghanistan is not directed against any other country.

Afghan Defence Minister condemns militant attacks on foreign missions
Afghan Defence Minister General Abdul Rahim Wardak, who is on a visit to India has condemned the militant attacks on foreign embassies and dignitaries, as cowardly acts against civilian organs.

India committed to strengthen Afghan forces, assures Antony
Defence Minister A K Antony on Wednesday said ndia is committed to building the capabilities of the Afghan security forces.

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