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Taliban gunmen kill tribal elder in Kandahar

Taliban gunmen kill tribal elder in Kandahar

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May 21, 2016 - 17:37

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Talibaninfo-icon militants shot dead a tribal elder in a targeted killing in the capital of southern Kandahar province on Saturday, an official said.

The elder, Hidayatullah, was shot dead in the Aino Mina area around 10am, the governor’s spokesman, Samim Khpalwak, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The attackers fled after the crime but security forces had launched a hunt to arrest them, he said.

A Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, said Hidayatullah worked for the spy agency, the National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon), and Shah Wali Karzai, a brother of former president Hamid Karzai.

However, Khpalwak said the elder had no government job.

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