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Top Kandahar public health official shot

Top Kandahar public health official shot

Apr 28, 2015 - 00:17

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Unknown gunmen shot and injured the public healthinfo-icon department director for southern Kandahar province on Monday, an official said.

Though provincial officials said the director, Dr. Abdul Qayum Pukhla, had escaped unhurt in the gun attack, a source told Pajhwok Afghan New he received bullets in one hand and one leg.

The attackers on a motorcycle opened fire at Dr. Pukhla in Kandahar City’s Do Rahi area in the jurisdiction of 14th police district at around 8:30pm after he left office for home, said Zia Durrani, the provincial police spokesman.

He said Dr. Pukha was unhurt in the attack. He also said police had cordoned off the area and were trying to arrest the attackers.

The governor’s spokesman, Samim Khpalwak, also said the public health director had escaped unhurt in the attack.

But a source close to Dr. Pukhla told Pajhwok Afghan News the director had sustained bullet injuries in his one hand and one leg.  However, he said his injuries were not grave and he was currently under treatment.

There was no word of responsibility for the attack.



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