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Businessman gunned down in Nimroz

Businessman gunned down in Nimroz

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Jan 09, 2015 - 11:03

ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Militants gunned down a businessman and middleman for custom department after snatching one million afghanis from him in southwestern Nimroz province, a relative of the slain person said on Friday.

Lawang came under gunmen attack when he withdrew one million afs from a bank to transfer the amount to custom office late on Thursday, Abdul Zahir, a relative of the slain man told Pajhwok Afghan News.   

Amir Mohammad AKhund, deputy governor, said that Lawang had most probably been killed by his own relatives. He was carrying the cash in his car when his relative travelling with him shot him dead with a pistol.

However, police had started investigation to know whether Lawang had been killed by his relatives or unidentified gunmen.

Separately, police had foiled a smuggling bid of 40 kilograms drugs intended to transfer the contraband to Iran. Police said two alleged smugglers had also been detained in connection of the drugs.

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