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Abdullah backers gun down Ahmadzai fans

Abdullah backers gun down Ahmadzai fans

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Jun 14, 2014 - 12:55

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Frontrunner Dr. Abdullah Abdullah’s supporters fired at Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai’s backers in Jalalabad on Saturday, killing two and injuring a third.

The shooting occurred in Qasba area, where fans were chanting slogans in Ahmadzai’s support, his campaign manager Haji Nasrat Arsala told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He accused bodyguards of parliamentarian Eng. Ghaffar of firing at Ahmadzai’s fans and wounding three of them critically.

Nangarhar Civil Hospital Director Humayun Zaheer confirmed receiving the three wounded people from Qasba. Two of them later succumbed to their injuries, he said, adding one man was under medical care.

After the incident, confirmed by the provincial police, dozens of people protested in front of the residence of the Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon member. They shouted slogans denouncing Eng. Ghaffar.

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