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Uprising commander, ex-mayor killed in Faizabad blast

Uprising commander, ex-mayor killed in Faizabad blast

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Sep 01, 2019 - 23:53

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A local uprising group commander and a former mayor were killed in a blast in Faizabad, the capital of northwestern Badakhshan province, on Sunday, an official said.

Badakhshan police spokesman Sanaullah Rohani told Pajhwok Afghan News the blast took place close to the sportsinfo-icon stadium in new Faizabad City after a football match at around 6:20pm

He said the blast occurred when Gen. Nazir Mohammad Niyazi, a local uprising commander, and the former Faizabad mayor were leaving the stadium after watching the match. Niazi was killed and his two bodyguards injured in the blast.

Interior Ministry’s deputy spokesman Nasrat Rahimi also confirmed the killing of Niyazi in Faizabad.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast.

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