Wednesday, December 28, 2011 – Unknown gunmen assassinated chief of the development council for Nawzad district of southern Helmand province.

According to local officials, Abdul Baqi chief of the Nawzad development was killed along with his son and grandson on Tuesday evening while he was on his way to his home.

Provincial governor media office officials said, Abdul Baqi and his son was killed on the spot while his grandson died of his wounds in Shorabak military hospital.

The officials further added, the gunmen managed to flee the area after opening fire on Abdul Baqi chief of the Nawzad development council.

According to reports, around 20 district development council members have been killed in insurgents attack at southern Helmand province during the past two years.

In the meantime, provincial governor for Helmand province Gulab strongly condemned the assassination of Nawzad district development council chief.

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    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.