Juma Gul Hemat has been appointed as the new Kabul police chief, said Tariq Arian, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry on Monday.
Gen. Hemat replaced Amanullah Wahidi, the former Kabul police chief.
Wahidi’s dismissal comes after the residents of Kabul city complained about security problems, such as the increase of magnetic mine blasts and also the rocket attacks in several parts of Kabul city on Afghanistan’s independence day.
About a week ago, three people were killed and 16 were wounded--including six civilians--in rocket attacks in Kabul.
At least 14 rockets were fired in Kabul city, including eight launched from PD16 and six from PD17 and “all rockets were launched from two Toyota 'Corolla' vehicles on Afghanistan’s 101st Independence Day.
Hemat take office today after being officially introduced.
Hemat has been worked as the commander of the border forces at the Ministry of Defense.