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Senator’s brother, guards gunned down in Nangarhar

Senator’s brother, guards gunned down in Nangarhar

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Feb 19, 2020 - 10:10

JALALBAD (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen have shot dead a senator’s brother along with two guards in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday.

Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place in the Rokhani area of Jalalabad, the provincial capital, on Tuesday evening.

He said the gunmen opened fire on Roohullah Babakhel, a brother of Meshrano Jirgainfo-icon member Lutfullah Babakhel, along with his two guards.

Khogyani said Babakhel, who was also a trader, succumbed to his wounds at a city hospital, while his guards were killed on the spot.

He added the killers managed to flee the area, leaving behind three weapons and a vehicle. Police have launched an investigation into the triple-murder incident.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. Both Talibaninfo-icon and Daesh fighters are active in the province, bordering Pakistaninfo-icon.

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