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Kabul candidate killed, 6 family members arrested

Kabul candidate killed, 6 family members arrested

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Aug 25, 2018 - 20:26

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): An independent candidate in the upcoming Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon elections has been killed during a military operation in the Shakardar district of central Kabul province, a source said Saturday.

Haji Jalaluddin, the independent candidate from Kabul province, was killed during security forces’ operation in Karezak area on Saturday, the government source said.

The raid was conducted this afternoon, said Mohammad Hafeez, a family member of Jalaluddin.  He said security forces including foreigners raided Jalaluddin’s house and killed him and arrested six members of his family.

Haji Jalaluddin was the son-in-law of former Kabul Governor Mohammad Mujahid.

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