November 01, 2014

Gunmen assassinate district chief in eastern Afghanistan

By Sajad - Tue Jan 29 2013, 10:04 am

Afghan police keep order after a protest in Kabul1According to reports unknown gunmen on Tuesday assassinated district chief for Hesa-e-Dowom Kohistan.

The incident took place in Saha-e-Jamal area early Tuesday morning after unknown gunmen opened fire on Syed Mushtaq Sadat.

No group including the Taliban militants has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.

The wave of insurgency has been rampant in northern and eastern Afghanistan during the past one week. This comes as a suicide car bomber has killed five civilians and wounded another 25 in a botched attempt to hit a convoy of NATO supply trucks in eastern Kapisa province on Friday.

In the meantime at least 10 people including two government officials were killed following a suicide bomb blast in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan on Saturday evening.

At least 18 others were also injured following the blast which took place in a busy market in Kunduz city.

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