Former Afghan security adviser enters race for president

Mohammad Hanif Atmar, former Afghanistan National Security Adviser, speaks to the media after arriving to register as a candidate for the presidential election at Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission (IEC) in Kabul, Afghanistan January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

KABUL (Reuters) – A former national security adviser entered Afghanistan’s presidential race on Friday, seeking to unseat his former boss President Ashraf Ghani with the promise of a renewed effort to bring peace to the country. Mohammad Hanif Atmar, the country’s top security official for four years before he quit in August over policy differences […]

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