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District police chief gunned down in Farah

District police chief gunned down in Farah

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May 18, 2013 - 09:39

FARAH CITY (PANinfo-icon): A district police chief was gunned down by the Talibaninfo-icon in western Farah province, a local official said on Saturday.

Khak-i-Safid district police head 2nd Lt. Abdul Ghani was shot dead by two motorcyclists in the Charbagh area of the provincial capital.

The governor’s spokesman, Abdul Rahman told Pajhwok Afghan News the overnight shooting took place near the police officer’s residence.

Farah Civil Hospital Director Dr. Abdul Hakim Rasuli said Ghani was brought to the hospital in wounded condition. However, he succumbed to his critical injuries on the way to the PRTinfo-icon medical facility in the city.

The Taliban, meanwhile, claimed responsibility for killing Ghani, who recently survived two assassination attempts during this past year.

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