Sun, 29 Nov 2020

KHOST, Afghanistan, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- A district chief and a police officer were killed and a local elder wounded in militants' ambush on their vehicle along a main road in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, a provincial government spokesman said on Tuesday.

"Abdul Hai Zazai, chief of Jaji Maydan district of eastern Khost province, and a police officer were killed after militants ambush their vehicle in Altamor locality of neighboring Logar province late on Monday," spokesman Talib Mangal told Xinhua.

Local leader from Khost, Malik Hassan Jan, was wounded and the driver was unharmed in the attack, the official added.

The deceased district chief was travelling from Khost to the national capital Kabul.

The provincial official deemed the killing as a targeted attack by the Taliban militant group.

More Central Asia News

Access More

Sign up for Tajikistan News

a daily newsletter full of things to discuss over drinks.and the great thing is that it's on the house!