National Directorate of Security

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National Directorate of Security

د ملي امنیت ریاست
Emblem of Afghanistan.svg
Afghanistan's Emblem
Agency overview
Formed 2002; 13 years ago (2002)
Preceding Agency KHAD
Headquarters Kabul, Afghanistan
Employees Classified
(15,000-30,000 estimated)
Annual budget Classified
Agency executives Rahmatullah Nabil, Director
General Hessamuddin, Director
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.[1] 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.


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  1. ^ Abasin Zaheeron, ed. (May 20, 2012). "Iran, Pakistan out to weaken Afghanistan, MPs told". Pajhwok Afghan News. Retrieved May 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ Carlotta Gall, ed. (August 19, 2010). "New Afghan Intelligence Chief Aims to Build Trust". The New York Times. Retrieved May 20, 2012.