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Cleric among 5 dead in Kandahar attacks

Cleric among 5 dead in Kandahar attacks

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Oct 14, 2013 - 16:50

KANDAHAR CITY (PANinfo-icon): A cleric and four security officials, including a border police commander, were killed during separate gun and bomb attacks in southern Kandahar province, the Talibaninfo-icon’s birthplace, officials said on Monday.

Mullahinfo-icon Akhtar Mohammad, a member of Kandahar Ulemainfo-icon Council, was shot dead by unknown assailants riding a motorcycle on the outskirts of Kandahar City, the provincial capital, on Monday morning.

The governor’s spokesman, Javed Faisal, said Mohammad came under attack in Rangrizan area.

In Takhta Pul district, an border police commander, Sadiqullah, was killed along with three subordinates as a result of a roadside bombing, the district chief said.

In a similar incident in Khanin area of Kandahar City, two intelligence officials were killed late on Sunday.

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