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Kisham district chief dies of wounds in hospital

Kisham district chief dies of wounds in hospital

Jun 24, 2015 - 13:40

FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The administrative head of the Kisham district of northeastern Badakhshan province on Wednesday died in hospital of wounds he sustained in a bomb blast, an official said.

Abdul Jabbar Mussadiq, the Kisham district chief, was wounded in a bomb explosion that also injured one of his guards.

Badakhshan deputy police chief Col. Sakhidad Haideri told Pajhwok Afghan News the injured official breathed his last in a hospital in Takhar province at about 4pm.

Haidari said it was a remotely-controlled bomb that took place at round 10:30am, when Mussadiq was leaving a gathering he addressed in Kisham district.

The mine had been planted beneath a culvert and it went-off when the official was passing by. He was transferred to Takhar province for treatment.

Mussadiq was a commander of the Hezb-i-Islamiinfo-icon Afghanistaninfo-icon (HIA) during the jihadinfo-icon era and was a known figure in Badakhshan.

There has been no word of responsibility for the blast.

Elsewhere, seven Talibaninfo-icon fighters, including two commanders, were killed and two others detained in the Baghlan-i-Markazi and Dushi districts of northern Baghlan province, an official said.

Kohar Khan Babari, administrative chief of Baghlan-i-Markazi, said five Taliban fighters, including their commander Mullahinfo-icon Malang, were killed after they attacked a police check post in the Mangal locality.

Separately, notorious Taliban commander Maulviinfo-icon Abdul Rahim was killed, another was wounded and two others arrested during security forces raid in Dushi district, the newly appointed Police Chief Abdul Jabbar Purdali said.

He added the group wanted to carry out subversive acts on the Kabulinfo-icon-North Highway in the Kilgili locality.


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