Thursday, December 22, 2011 – Unknown armed men in southern Helmand province on Thursday assassinated a member of the Helmand provincial municipal council.

According to local officials, the incident took place in Lashkargah city of southern Helmand province. The gunmen managed the flee the area after assassinating the provincial municipal council.

Provincial governor spokesman Daud Ahmadi confirming the incident said, Afghan security forces have launched a probe into the incident.

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

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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.