AFGHAN_FIGHTINGAccording to local authorities in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan, unknown gunmen assassinated Mirza Ali, provincial council chief for eastern for eastern Paktia province of Afghanistan.

Provincial governor spokesman for Kunduz, Enayatullah Khaliq confirming the report said the incident took place on Saturday night in this province.

Mr. Khaliq further added that Mirza Ali was living in Haji Shahid village in the second district of northern Kunduz city and was killed while he was on his way towards his home

Mirza Ali was appointed as provncial council chief for Paktia province during the past one year and had close cooperation with the Paktia high council department.

Local security officials are saying that an investigation has been started in connection to Mirza Ali’s assassination.

No group has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.

Kunduz is among the relatively volatile region in northern Afghanistan where militants are actively operating in a number of its districts.

This comes as Afghan parliament house speaker’s family members including his father were killed following a suicide bomb blast in thsi province.

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