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Bomb wounds senior adviser to Afghan president: Official

A senior adviser to President Hamid Karzai was badly wounded in a bomb attack on Monday as he travelled in eastern Afghanistan, a provincial spokesman said to a news agency.



Kabul: A senior adviser to President Hamid
Karzai was badly wounded in a bomb attack on Monday as he
travelled in eastern Afghanistan, a provincial spokesman said to a news agency.

Waheedullah Sabawoon, adviser on tribal affairs to the
president, was on a personal visit in Jalalabad, the capital
of Nangarhar province, when a bomb placed in a rickshaw
exploded and hit his vehicle.

The blast wounded the adviser and a tribal elder
travelling with him, along with five civilians near their
vehicle, said spokesman Ahmad Zia Abdulzai.

"Sabawoon`s wounds are not critical and he`s in a stable
condition in hospital," said Abdulzai.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the
attack.

The Kabul-based Sabawoon, who has been advising Karzai
for more than four years, was once intelligence chief of
Hizb-e-Islami, the largest anti-Soviet resistance group of the
Cold War.

PTI

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