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Ghazni council chief gunned down

Ghazni council chief gunned down

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Aug 29, 2012 - 20:14

GHAZNI CITY (PANinfo-icon): Unknown gunmen shot dead the provincial council chief of southern Ghazni province and his brother near their home in Ghazni city, the provincial capital, on Wednesday, an official said.

Qazi Sahib Shah came under attack from unknown gunmen in the Nawabad area on the outskirts of Ghazni city around 6pm, the governor's spokesman, Sabawon, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

His brother was also killed in the attack that left a security guard injured. Shah was on way home from his office when the gunmen opened fire at him, the official said.

An eyewitness Mohammadullah said that Shah was shot in the head after three gunmen opened fire at the public representative’s car. The gunmen were walking on the road, the witness said, adding police who reached the site soon engaged the attackers in a firefight for some time.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the assassination

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