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Afghan official: Gunmen on motorcycle kill district chief

AP  |  Akbul 

An official says a district chief has been shot and killed in western Nimroz province by gunmen riding on a motorcycle.

Ahmad Arab, spokesman for the provincial governor, says Aqa Mohammad Fazeli was on his way to work when he suddenly came under attack by two gunmen this morning. The killing took place in Zaranj, the provincial capital.

Arab added that Fazeli was the chief in remote Chakhansor district in Nimroz and also a tribal leader in the province.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but the have stepped up their attacks against security forces as well as officials across the country.

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First Published: Mon, June 19 2017. 12:48 IST