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Former legislator from Logar gunned down in Kabul

Former legislator from Logar gunned down in Kabul

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Jul 31, 2016 - 12:14

PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A former lawmaker from central Logar province, Dr. Asadullah Himmatyar, has been shot dead by unknown gunmen in Kabulinfo-icon, police said on Sunday.

The ex-legislator was gunned down by unidentified assailants in the Stanikzai Meena area of the central capital, a Kabul police officer told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Although police spokesman Basir Mujahid said he was unaware of the assassination, the crime branch confirmed the shooting of Dr. Himmatyar near his clinic.

Haji Habibullah Stanikzai, the Logar provincial council chief, said Himmatyar was dunned down at 9pm in his clinic in the 8th police district. The attackers managed to escape, he added. No one has been arrested so far in connection with the shooting.

While confirming the murder, Logar governor’s spokesman Salim Saleh said Himmatyar would be laid to rest later in the day in the graveyard for parliamentarians in Kabul.

A day after, a bomb explosion hit the vehicle carrying the the HR department head of the the Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon, leaving him dead along with another individual.Sher Wali Wardak, another MP, was killed in an explosion in Kabul last month.

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