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Paktia AGO director gunned down in Kabul

Paktia AGO director gunned down in Kabul

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May 15, 2015 - 14:31

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen gunned down director of Attorney General Office (AGO) of southeastern Paktia province in an attack in capital Kabul on Thursday evening, an official said on Friday.

Brig. Gen. Humayun Aini, chief of 119 police of Interior Ministry, told Pajhwok Afghan News that Najib Sultanzoyi, AGO of director of Paktia, succumbed to injuries on his way to hospital. The gunmen, he said fled the scene after committing the crime.

He said that investigations into the killing had been launched and police started raids to nab the killers.

In a message posted on Talibaninfo-icon’s website, the insurgent group claimed credit for the official’s killing and said that two Taliban attacked Sultan who died on the spot. Taliban dubbed the slain person as a “cruel man.”

It is worth mentioning, that a dozen of AGO employees were killed in suicide attacks during the last two weeks in Kabul.

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