Abdullah campaigners gunned down in Herat
KABUL (Pajhwok): Two members of leading presidential contender Dr. Abdullah Abdullah’s campaign office were killed in western Herat province on Saturday evening.
Syed Fazel Sancharaki, one of Abdullah's campaigners, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the two men were shot to death by unidentified individuals as they came out of their campaign office in the city.
Two staffers of the campaign office were shot dead by two motorcyclists, he said, adding the attackers’ identity was yet to be established.
Sancharaki confirmed the victims included Dr Hamdard, who was to lead Abdullah’s election campaign team in Herat.
Police spokesman Abdul Rauf Ahmadi, verifying the incident, said the second victim was named Shujauddin. He added security personnel were looking for the killers.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack that came hours ahead of the launch of the two-month presidential campaign.
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