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Afghan Official Shot Dead In Chaman

Saturday March 1, 2014
QUETTA (BNA) An Afghan government official and two other people were gunned down in separate incidents in Balochistan on Thursday.
Police sources said two unidentified men on a motorcycle opened fire on Sardar Mohammad, a customs officer in Afghanistan, in Roghani road area of Chaman. He received multiple bullets injuries and was rushed to a hospital, but died before getting any medical treatment. His body was handed over to Afghan officials after an autopsy.
According to sources, Sardar Mohammad was an important official and was considered a close associate of Afghan commander Abdul Raziq Khan, the in charge of Spin Buldak district, the first Afghan district after zero point at the Pak-Afghan border. At least 12 Afghan officials and Afghan Taliban commanders have been killed in Quetta and the border town of Chaman over the past one and a half years.
Pakistani official say that Afghan intelligence officials are usually involved in the killing of Afghan Taliban leaders in border areas and Quetta.
Meanwhile, armed men barged into the house one Kahir Mohammad in Quetta’s Etihad Colony and killed his son Abdul Zahir.
In Mastung, unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle killed a man, who was identified as Ghulam Nabi.

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