Leader in Afghan north dismisses Kabul government as a 'show'




 
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June 3rd, 2015  
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Topic: Leader in Afghan north dismisses Kabul government as a 'show'


By Kay Johnson and Paritosh Bansal MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Atta Mohammad Noor, a powerful governor in northern Afghanistan, visited a local amusement park last week and grabbed a video arcade gun. Firing on fictional aliens made a break from the frequent target of his ire: the government in Kabul. Noor, a former general hardened in wars against the Soviets and Taliban but now suited and affluent, complains of a lack of leadership by President Ashraf Ghani and is angry his warnings of rising militant violence in the north were not heeded.




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