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Former jihadi commander gunned down in Balkh

Former jihadi commander gunned down in Balkh

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Aug 19, 2011 - 16:58

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PANinfo-icon): A former jihadiinfo-icon commander of the Hezb-i-Islamiinfo-icon Afghanistaninfo-icon (HIA) was killed in the Chahar Boldak district of northern Balkh province on Friday, an official said.

Also a tribal elder, Majnoon was shot dead in the Soryan village by unidentified gunmen, the district chief, Amir Shah Khan, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Majnoon, 50, was sitting with others near a village mosqueinfo-icon when two motorcyclists opened fire at him, said a local resident and witness, Siffatullah.

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