Afghan provincial council member killed in bomb blast

Last Updated: Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 14:58

Kabul: A provincial council member was killed and three people were wounded Sunday in a blast in Afghanistan`s Takhar province, a senior police officer said.
"A provincial assembly member, Qari Khan Mohammad, was killed when his vehicle touched an improvised explosive device (IED) and set off a blast around 10.30 a.m.," provincial police chief Abdul Hinan told Xinhua.

He said three members of the convoy were wounded in the blast which took place in Chishma-e-Shir, a suburb of provincial capital Taluqan.

Afghan officials and pro-government figures have been repeatedly targeted by militants as Taliban insurgents intensified activities against the government across the country.

IANS

First Published: Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 14:58

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