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‘Governor Wesa is in stable health condition’

‘Governor Wesa is in stable health condition’

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Oct 19, 2018 - 11:15

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Deputy governor of southern Kandahar province on Friday said reports about the death of Governor Zalmai Wesa were false as he was currently in stable healthinfo-icon condition.

Some media outlets and social media users published reports that Kandahar governor, Zalmai Wesa was also killed in attack on Kandahar police chief, Gen. Abdul Raziq, late on Thursday.

On Thursday around 4pm, sudden fires erupted during a high level security meeting at the governor’s house, where NATOinfo-icon and US forces top commander in Afghanistaninfo-icon Gen. Scott Miller was also present but he escaped unhurt.

Kandahar police chief, Gen. Abdul Raziq and provincial National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) chief, Abdul Momin Hussainkhel were killed in the firing while some other people including Zalmai Wesa were wounded.

Haji Agha Lalai Dastageri, deputy Kandahar governor, told Pajhwok Afghan News that reports published about the death of Zalmai Wesa were baselss.

He said Wesa was currently in hospital and he was in stable health condition.

On the other hand, Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) also rejected reports about the death of Zalmai Wesa.

IDLG said that Wesa was successfully survived his surgical operation and his health condition was getting better.

President Ashraf Ghani sent a high level military delegation to Kandahar city last night for controlling situation in the province after the incident.

The president in his message had said that situation in Kandahar was under assessment and he provided necessary directions for improving the situation in the province, in a commander in chief meeting on Thursday evening.

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