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Kabul’s deputy governor killed in Afghanistan blast

Agencies | Kabul

The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com

Kabul’s deputy governor and his assistant have been killed in a blast in Afghanistan, police say, adding that a sticky bomb was attached to his car by unknown assailants.

Deputy Governor Mahboobullah Mohebi was travelling with his security guards when the blast occurred on Tuesday.

Afghanistan’s TOLO News, quoting Kabul police, reported on Twitter that “Mohibullah Mohammadi, the deputy governor of Kabul, and his secretary were killed in a blast from an IED placed on their vehicle”.

No group has claimed responsibility for the blast in which two of Mohebi’s guards were also injured.

Last week, an Afghan government prosecutor was shot dead in eastern Kabul on his way to work.

In the other attack in Kabul on Tuesday, gunmen shot and killed a police officer and wounded another policeman, said Ferdaws Faramarz, spokesman for Kabul’s police chief.