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Tribal elder killed in eastern Afghanistan

Tribal elder killed in eastern Afghanistan

Sep 10, 2011 - 11:21

JALALABAD (PANinfo-icon): A tribal elder was killed after a remote-controlled bomb blew up opposite his house in eastern Afghanistaninfo-icon.

Hajji Muhammad Hassan, chief of Khogyani district in eastern Nangarhar province, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the bomb went off around 9am on Saturday after Muhammad Islam, elder of Waziro tribe, departed his house.

The bomb was placed meters away from the house of late elder, Hassan said, adding that Islam was the third tribal elder assassinated in the district so far this year.

Malik Baba, another tribal elder was killed less than three months back in the district, mostly controlled by militants. However, militants have so far not claimed responsibility for the attack on the elder.





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