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Nawa district chief gunned down in Ghazni

Nawa district chief gunned down in Ghazni

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May 18, 2015 - 16:12

LASHKARGAH/GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Talibaninfo-icon militants gunned down the Nawa district chief on Monday afternoon on main highway in Maqur district in southern Ghazni province, an official said.

Brig. Gen. Mohammad Hakim Angar, Ghazni police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News Haji Manaf Khan was travelling in his car from Kabulinfo-icon to Helmand when gunmen sprayed his car with bullets.

There were three people in the car but only the district chief was killed in the attack, he added.  Col. Pacha Gul Bakhtiar, a senior police officer, confirmed the attack. 

A source in Ghazni wishing anonymity said the district chief was seriously wounded in the attack in Shajoi area who succumbed to his injuries on his way to hospital in Maqur district.

However, militants have not yet commented on the incident.

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