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Afghan governor warns civil war possible

Nov. 10, 2012 at 11:05 AM   |   Comments

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- An Afghan provincial governor warned there is a risk of civil war in his country after U.S. and NATO troops leave in 2014.

Habiba Sarabi, governor of Bamiyan province, told BBC Afghanistan political factions in the country were becoming increasingly on edge about their position once the western combat forces are gone.

Sarabi said leaving a power vacuum in Afghanistan would amount to the same mistake that occurred in the 1990s and gave rise to the Taliban.

A spokesman for the Afghan interior ministry assured the Khamaa Press the Kabul government was capable of maintaining security.

Afghanistan is scheduled to hold a presidential election in 2014.

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