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Dismissal of key ministers accepted by Karzai

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Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, says he has accepted the parliament's decision to dismiss the country's interior and defence ministers over continued cross-border shelling incidents with Pakistan, but that the two will continue to work in acting roles until he has appointed replacements.

Karzai made his decision following a meeting with his national security team on Sunday, according to a statement from his office.The parliament voted to remove the pair on Saturday.

Al Jazeera's Jennifer Glasse reports from Kabul.

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