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Prayer leader gunned down in Kandahar City

Prayer leader gunned down in Kandahar City

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Mar 31, 2016 - 17:34

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen have shot dead a prayer leader (imaminfo-icon) in Kandahar City, the capital of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Thursday.

Samim Khpalwak, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place Wednesday night when two motorcyclists fired at imam killed him on the spot.

He said the assailants managed to escape, but police had launched a search for them. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

In the past, tribal elders, ulemainfo-icon and other noted figures have been killed in targeted operations in Kandahar. Most such attacks were claimed by the Talibaninfo-icon.

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