Uruzgan’s former HPC chief gunned down
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): A former High Peace Council (HPC) head and tribal elder from central Uruzgan province has been assassinated by unidentified gunmen in Tirinkot, an official said on Monday.
A security official, who wanted to go unnamed, told Pajhwok Afghan News that ex-HPC Chairman Abdul Baqi was killed in the Shah Zafar neighbourhood of the provincial capital on Sunday.
He said Baqi was sitting in a shop when unidentified gunmen opened fire at him. The attackers managed to escape, the source added.Ezatullah Latifi, son of Baqi and civil society activist, said his father was killed a few meters from the governor’s house.
He blamed security forces for failing to arrest the attackers in the heart of Tirinkot.Baqi had also served as head of the provincial public health committee of Uruzgan.
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