Head of Afghan spy agency resigns over policy disagreements

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Posted: Dec 10, 2015 6:42 AM

KABUL (Reuters) - The head of Afghanistan's main intelligence agency, the National Directorate of Security, resigned over policy disagreements with President Ashraf Ghani, according to a resignation letter sent to media by his office on Thursday.

The resignation of Rahmatullah Nabil follows a series of setbacks in recent months including the fall of the northern city of Kunduz to the Taliban and a raid on Kandahar airport in the south on Tuesday in which 50 civilians, police and security personnel were killed.

In the letter, Nabil said that over the past few months, there had been "a lack of agreement on some policy matters" and the president had imposed unacceptable conditions on his ability to do his job.

(Reporting by James Mackenzie; Editing by Robert Birsel)