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Agriculture official gunned down in Laghman

Agriculture official gunned down in Laghman

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Mar 11, 2012 - 13:22

JALALABAD (PANinfo-icon): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a Nangarhar agricultureinfo-icon department official in eastern Laghman province, an official said on Sunday.

The off duty official Ashuqullah Malikyar was killed in Mehtarlam, the provincial capital, late on Saturday night, En. Mohammad Hussain Safi, the Nangarhar agriculture director, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Lt. Col. Mohammad Daud Barakzai, the deputy police chief, said Malikyar was on his way to visit relatives in the city when he came under attack from unknown gunmen.

He suspected the murder could be linked to personal enmity.

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