Unknown gunmen kill attorney in Balkh’s Dawlatabad
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Unknown gunmen shot dead an attorney near the centre of Dawlatabad district in northern Balkh province on Thursday, an official said.
The attorney was attacked in the Dawlatabad district near the district headquarters before noon, a government official in Charbolak district said on the condition of anonymity.
He said the gray-bearded attorney, Abdullah, was travelling in his car when unknown gunmen fired at his vehicle, killing him on the spot.
The official said the slain attorney discharged his duty in both Dawlatabad and Charbolak districts.
A resident of the area, Abdul Halim, said the attorney’s car was also torched in the attack. The corpse of the attorney had been shifted to the district hospital, he added.
But Balkh police spokesman Sher Jan Durrani rejected the killing of the attorney in Dawlatabad district, saying no such incident had taken place there.
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