Provincial governor for eastern Kunar province Syed Fazlullah Wahidi escaped militants attack on Sunday afternoon. The incident took place at Noor Gul district on Jalalabad and Kunar highway.

Syed Fazlullah Wahidi said, a number of unknown gunmen opened fire him while he was on his way towards Jalalabad city on Sunday afternoon.

He also added, there were no casualties as a result of the incident and the assailant militants managed to flee the area.

According to Mr. Wahidi, several bullets hit the vehicle of his bodyguards but his bodyguards and driver did not suffer any casualties.

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

This is the first assassination plot against Kunar governor Fazlullah Wahidi despite several insurgents surrendered to Afghan government and joined peace process in this province.


  • Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.