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District chief injured in Ghazni blast

District chief injured in Ghazni blast

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Dec 22, 2013 - 12:43

GHAZNI CITY (PANinfo-icon): The chief of Waghaz district has been injured along with his son in a bomb explosion in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Sunday.

The remote-controlled bomb was planted in front of the house of Mohammad Azim, the administartion cheif of Waghaz district, Deputy Governor Mohammad Ali Ahmadi told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He said the bomb went off, leaving Azim and his son injured when they were coming out of their house. Azim had been receiving threatening phone calls from rebels, he added.

The district chief suffered slight injuries but his son, who is also in the run for provincial council elections, sustained grievous wounds.

A doctor on duty in the provincial hospital, Mohammad Anwar, confirmed received the two injured people. But the district chief was discharged after treatment.

As usual, the Talibaninfo-icon claimed responsibility for the attack, with the group’s spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, saying the district chief had been wounded along with his deputy.

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