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Intelligence official, elder killed

Intelligence official, elder killed

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Jun 17, 2011 - 18:09

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): An intelligence official and a tribal elder have been killed in two separate incidents of violence in central Kabul and northern Jawzjan provinces, officials said on Friday.

One National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon), the intelligence service, operative was killed and two others, including a policeman, wounded in a roadside bomb blast in the Mosahi district of Kabul on Friday afternoon, the district chief, Qazi Suliman, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The officials were defusing landmines in the area when the blast occurred, he said.

The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital, where doctors said they are in a stable condition.

A Talibaninfo-icon spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, claimed responsibility for the blast.

Elsewhere, a tribal elder was killed in a Taliban ambush in Mangjak district of northern Jawzjan province on Thursday night, police said.

Another person was injured when the Taliban opened fire at the elder's car on his way home in the Aqmaidan village, police chief, Brig. Gen. Abdul Aziz Ghairat, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

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