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Kunar governor’s convoy comes under attack

Kunar governor’s convoy comes under attack

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Jan 27, 2016 - 21:00

ASADABAD (Pajhwok): A convoy of vehicles carrying the governor and other senior officials came under attack in eastern Kunar province on Wednesday, but there were no casualties.

The convoy carrying Governor Wahidullah Kalimzai, police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Habib Syedkhel, provincial council chief Jamaluddin Syar and other officials came under attack in Manogi district.

The officials were returning from a gathering in the district when militants fired at them. The attackers were engaged by security forces escorting the convoy. Two vehicles of the security forces were hit by bullets of machineguns, but no one got hurt.

The convoy returned to Asadabad, the provincial capital, in the afternoon.  Manogi district is 31 km north of Asadabad.

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