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Nimroz urban court chief gunned down

Nimroz urban court chief gunned down

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Nov 16, 2012 - 13:14

 

ZARANJ (PANinfo-icon): A government official has been gunned down by the militants in Zaranj, the capital of southeastern Nimroz province, police said on Friday.

Maulviinfo-icon Ghulam Sarwar Baloch, urban court head, came under armed attack in the city late on Thursday night, Nimroz police chief, Col. Mohammad Musa Rasuli, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Also a former director of haj and religious affair, Baloch was gunned down on his way to the mosqueinfo-icon for evening prayers. The attackers riding a motorbike managed to escape, the police chief said.

The religious scholar was killed by the Talibaninfo-icon, Rasuli alleged, saying that police had launched a search operation in the area to catch the assailants.

A Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, claimed responsibility for the shooting in Nimroz, which borders Iran and Pakistaninfo-icon. He said Baloch was killed for supporting the government.

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