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Helmand’s central jail doctor killed in blast

Helmand’s central jail doctor killed in blast

Jul 09, 2019 - 21:16

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A doctor was killed in a landmine blast inside his clinic in the capital of southern Helmand province on Tuesday, an official and witnesses said.

The victim, Dr. Abdul Qayum Zaki, also served at the central jail in Lashkargah. As he entered his clinic in Safian area this afternoon, a blast took place inside, killing him and injuring two nearby shopkeepers, said eyewitnesses.

Helmand governor Mohammad Yasin Khan confirmed the incident and said Zaki was a doctor at the central jail. The blast killed him and wounded two others, he added.

There was no claim of responsibility for the incident.



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