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Nangarhar tribal affairs dept’s security chief killed

Nangarhar tribal affairs dept’s security chief killed

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Oct 15, 2016 - 19:00

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The chief security officer at the Borders and Tribal Affairs Department of eastern Nangarhar province was killed in a bomb blast on Saturday evening, an official said.

Nangarhar governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogani, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident occurred in Kampono area of 1st municipal district at around 5:00pm.

He said Col. Arif was killed in the explosion caused by a magnetic bomb attached to his vehicle front of his residence. A child was also wounded in the blast.

Nangarhar civil hospital director Dr. Ehsanullah Shinwarai said the wounded child had been delivered to the hospital.

An eyewitness, Zabihullah, said Col. Arif was killed and three people including a child were wounded in the incident.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing.

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