31 July 2017

News Story: Local leader killed in roadside bomb blast in eastern Afghanistan

JALALABAD, Afghanistan, July 30 (Xinhua) -- An Afghan local leader was killed in a roadside bomb blast in eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday, the latest in a string of targeted attacks, a provincial government spokesman said.

"Malik Shirin Aqa was martyred after his vehicle was hit by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) along a road in Khogyani district around 07:30 a.m. local time Sunday," Attahullah Khogyani told Xinhua.

Two other people aboard the vehicle were injured. They were shifted to a hospital where one of the wounded remained in critical condition, he said.

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