National Directorate of Security
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|National Directorate of Security|
د ملي امنیت ریاست
|Agency executives||Asadullah Khalid, Director
Hessamuddin Hessam, Deputy
Dr. Zia Sultani
(from Kabul), Deputy
|Website||Official website (registered but offline)|
The National Directorate of Security (NDS, Pashto: د ملي امنیت ریاست Dari: ریاست امنیت ملی, also referred to as Amniyat or Amaniyat) is the domestic intelligence agency of the government of Afghanistan. It reports directly to the President and the National Assembly. The NDS has about thirty departments and different branches all across Afghanistan. It employs an estimated 15,000 to 30,000 people, mostly trained by the United States Department of Homeland Security and some other NATO states.
- Muhammad Arif Sarwari (Oct. 2001 – Feb. 2004)
- Amrullah Saleh (Feb. 2004 – June 2010)
- Ibrahim Spinzada (June 2010 – July 2010) transitional period
- Rahmatullah Nabil (July 2010 - September 2012)
- Asadullah Khalid (September 2012 – August 2013)
- Rahmatullah Nabil (August 2013- Present)
- Abasin Zaheeron, ed. (May 20, 2012). "Iran, Pakistan out to weaken Afghanistan, MPs told". Pajhwok Afghan News. Retrieved May 20, 2012.
- Carlotta Gall, ed. (August 19, 2010). "New Afghan Intelligence Chief Aims to Build Trust". The New York Times. Retrieved May 20, 2012.
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