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BY DION NISSENBAUM
KABUL—The United Nations fired three officials running its $1.4 billion Afghanistan police trust fund as the first step in what is expected to be a broader shake-up at the program currently facing an internal investigation of mismanagement, according to U.N. and Western officials.
The dismissals mark the first substantive steps in the United Nations Development Program investigation of misconduct—and a possible coverup—at the fund that pays the salaries for the 150,000-member police force that is a cornerstone of America's exit strategy in Afghanistan.
Among those removed from their posts, Western ...