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Taliban kill Paktika social affairs director

Taliban kill Paktika social affairs director

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May 05, 2019 - 13:15

SHARAN (Pajhwok): Talibaninfo-icon insurgents have killed the director of works and social affairs for southeastern Paktika province, an official said on Sunday.

Police spokesman Shah Mahmood Arian told Pajhwok Afghan News the militants killed Ghulam Rahman Hamdard in Yousufkhel district.

He said no one had been arrested in connection with the attack. Police have launched an investigation into the incident.

A security source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told Pajhwok that militants had killed Hamdard after abducting him.

Hamdard was serving in the position for the past two years and had no personal enmity with anyone. The Taliban have not yet commented on the murder.

sa/mud

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