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Tribal elder gunned down in Ghazni

Tribal elder gunned down in Ghazni

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Dec 05, 2013 - 13:49

GHAZNI CITY (PANinfo-icon): A tribal elder and former district chief of Maqur was killed by unidentified gunmen in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Thursday.

The body of Abdul Manan Haibati was recovered from Mirzakhel area in the suburbs of Maqur district, said Sahib Khan, the town’s administrative head.

The elder was killed after gunmen took him out from his home on Wednesday night, he added.

He said the slain elder had served for two years as district chief of Maqur some eight years back and had affiliation with Harakate Inqilab-i-Islami party during Jihadinfo-icon against soviet troops.

Haibati was now a tribal elder but he had no links with the government, he added.

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