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Another district prosecutor gunned down

Another district prosecutor gunned down

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Jun 12, 2015 - 15:59

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Gunmen killed the attorney for Zheri district of southern Kandahar province in an overnight gun attack in the provincial capital, an official said on Friday, the second prosecutor to be killed within hours.

Hasham Khan, the Zheri district attorney, was shot and injured near a marketplace, Haji Akbar market, on Thursday night and later died in hospital, said the governor’s spokesman, Samim Khpalwak.

Also on Thursday, the attorney in Sherin Tagab district of northern Faryab province was killed by a sticky bomb attached to his car. Hamidullah Khan was on his way to work when the bomb went off.

Hit-and-run attacks have lately increased in Kandahar province, the birthplace of the Talibaninfo-icon. Two policemen were recently killed in that type of violence.

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