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Afghan provincial intel chief targeted in bombing

Insurgents have been waging a campaign of assassinations against Afghan officials.



Kabul: A suicide bomber on foot targeted the convoy of a northern Afghanistan provincial intelligence chief on Monday in an attack that killed a young boy, officials said.

The bomber struck the convoy of General Sayed Ahmad Sadat at 8:30 am as he was driving by on his way to work in Maimanah, capital of Faryab province, the local deputy governor Abdul Satar Barez said.

Barez said a bystander, a young boy roughly three years old, was killed while Sadat and four of his bodyguards were wounded.

Faryab is in a relatively peaceful area of Afghanistan, where a US-led coalition is battling the Taliban and affiliated insurgents.

Insurgents have been waging a campaign of assassinations against Afghan officials and others aligned with the government and the US-led coalition.

Bureau Report

From Zee News

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