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Shura member gunned down in Helmand

Shura member gunned down in Helmand

Jul 17, 2010 - 18:10

<!--break--><p>LASHKARGAH (PAN): Unidentified armed men gunned down a member of a district shura in southern Helmand province, an official said Saturday.</p><p>Mullah Abdul Salam, the member of the district council, a body who links villagers with the local government, was shot dead in his house in the Nawa district, Helmand governor's spokesman, Daud Ahmadi, told Pajhwok Afghan News.</p><p>An influential tribal elder, Haji Atiqullah, warned the government of a further worse security situation in the district unless major military offensives are launched to drive militants out of the area.</p><p>Five months earlier, two other members of the council, including its leader, were assassinated by the Taliban militants in the district.</p><p>An investigation has been launched into the case, however no arrests has been made by local forces, Ahmadi added.</p><p>am/ln</p>

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