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Wolesi Jirga hopeful gunned down in Kandahar

Wolesi Jirga hopeful gunned down in Kandahar

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Sep 26, 2018 - 10:11

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen have shot dead a Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon candidate in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Wednesday.

Aziz Ahmad Azizi, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the shooting took place in limits of the 2nd police district of Kandahar City on Tuesday evening.

Nasir Mubarez, who was in the race for a lower house seat, succumbed to his wounds at hospital, he said. The attackers managed to flee the area.

Police have launched a search for killers. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

In the bloody build-up to the parliamentary vote, Wolesi Jirga hopefuls have also been killed in Kabulinfo-icon, Nangarhar and other provinces.

sa/mud

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