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Provincial peace council member killed

Provincial peace council member killed

Apr 24, 2011 - 11:29

LASHKARGAH (PANinfo-icon): A peace council member and former district chief was gunned down by the insurgents in the southern province of Helmand, an official said on Sunday.

Haji Zahir was shot dead at 8:30pm in the Kart-i-Lagan area of the provincial capital, Lashkargah, the governor's spokesman, Daud Ahmadi, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Zahir was appointed as Marja district chief last year when the Talibaninfo-icon were ousted from the district as a result of a massive operation. Six months later, he resigned and joined the Helmand Peace Counci

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