View of Afghanistan's Ministry of Defence (MOD) in Kabul, Afghanistan, February 7, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani/ File photo
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A governor in northern Afghanistan has become the second in the region to defy an order by President Ashraf Ghani to step down, deepening a political crisis facing the U.S.-backed government in Kabul.Abdel-Karim Khadam, the governor of northern Samangan province, was sacked along with four other provincial governors last week. Khadam's decision to follow suit has deepened the crisis and threatened to further ethnic divisions between Tajiks and the Pashtun-dominated south, which often dominate Afghanistan's politics.An ethnic Turkmen, Khadam belongs to the Tajik-dominated Jamiat-e-Islami party, of which Noor is also a member.
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