President orders probe into Patyal’s murder
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Monday ordered a serious investigation into the assassination of the deputy governor of southern Kandahar province, calling the murder a dastardly act.
Abdul Qayum Patyal, who suffered grievous wounds in a gun attack by unknown assailants, died in hospital late on Sunday. He came under attack during a visit to the Kandahar University in the provincial capital at about 7pm.
Ashraf Ghani denounced Patyal’s murder as a cowardly act and the attackers as Afghanistan’s enemies. In a statement from his office, the president promised to bring the killers to justice as soon as possible.
He appointed a delegation led by senior Interior Ministry official Brig. Gen. Salem Ihsas to probe the incident. The investigators have been directed to report their findings to the president in due course of time.
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