Militants gun down gov't official in Afghanistan

14:56, April 22, 2010      

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Militants gunned down a government official in Taliban birthplace Kandahar in south Afghanistan, spokesman for provincial administration Zalmai Ayubi said Thursday. "Two armed men riding a motorbike opened fire on Hussain Walasi the Director of cooperative assisted farmers and killed him on the spot while he was shopping in Kandahar city on Tuesday evening," Ayubi told Xinhua.

He put the attack on the enemies of peace a term used against Taliban insurgents; but the outfit has yet to make comment.

This is the second assassination of its kind in Kandahar over the past one week and the third one over the past one month.

In a similar incident, unknown armed men shot dead Azizullah Yarmal, deputy mayor of Kandahar city, early this week and Abdul Majir Babai, director of cultural department, late last month.

Source: Xinhua


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