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Paktika irrigation director shot dead

Paktika irrigation director shot dead

Jun 11, 2011 - 15:56

SHARANA (PANinfo-icon): A senior official of the irrigation and agricultureinfo-icon department was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in southeastern Paktika province, officials said on Saturday.

Director Gul Mohammad Alikhel was killed late on Friday night on the Sharan-Yousafkhel highway, a statement from the governor's house said.

Even though Alikhel had worked for seven years as a government official, he had good relations with local Talibaninfo-icon fighters, an official said on condition of anonymity.

The victim had also served as district chief for Yousafkhel, Sra Rawza and Mata Khan, in addition to holding other posts.



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