Agriculture official gunned down in Laghman
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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