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Ulema council deputy chief gunned down

Ulema council deputy chief gunned down

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Nov 11, 2013 - 15:28

KANDAHAR CITY (PANinfo-icon): Unidentified gunmen on Monday shot dead Maulviinfo-icon Atta Mohammad, the Kandahar Ulemainfo-icon Council deputy chief, officials said.

Javed Faisal, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News Maulvi Mohammad was on his way to office when the gunmen on a motorbike opened fire at him, killing him on the spot.

The attackers managed to flee the scene, he said, adding police were conducting raids in the area to nab the culprits.  Mohammad was also voluntarily working with Haj Affairs Council, Faisal added.

Separately, police shot dead a suspect in womeninfo-icon’s dress in the 9th municipality district of Kandahar City -- the provincial capital. A pistol was recovered from the slain man.

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