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District education official killed in Kandahar

District education official killed in Kandahar

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Apr 14, 2018 - 20:09

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead the educationinfo-icon head for Dand district of southern Kandahar province on Saturday, an official said.

Abdul Jalil, the deputy education head for Dand, came under attack from suspected insurgents in Karz area, said Kandahar education department spokesman Fida Mohammad Samimi.

Jalil also headed the Hezb-i-Islamiinfo-icon Afghanistaninfo-icon (HIA) office in Dand district and was a member of the party’s commission on prisoners in Kandahar.

HIA sources in Kabulinfo-icon confirmed the killing of Abdul Jalil who was also known as Haji Pacha Barikzai.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the murder. Earlier in the day, the Talibaninfo-icon gunned down the Shahri Safa district police chief in Kandahar City.

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