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Education officer, brother dead in blast

Education officer, brother dead in blast

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Jun 13, 2013 - 15:54

CHEGHCHIRAN (PANinfo-icon): A roadside blast killed a district educationinfo-icon officer along with a teacher in western Ghorinfo-icon province on Thursday, officials said.

After visiting a high school in Teura district, the men were returning home when their motorcycle struck the roadside bomb.

Mohammad Masoom, the education officer, was killed on the spot, the district deputy education chief told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Abdul Hakim said the victim’s brother, Mohammad Yousuf who was an instructor at the Yakhan High School, succumbed to his injuries on the road to hospital.

Abdul Hai Khatibi, the governor’s spokesman, said Masoom was a former Jihadiinfo-icon commander. He added an investigation was underway, but so far no one had been detained.

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