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Campaign worker killed in Afghanistan, Taliban blamed

Last Updated: Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 17:35

Kabul: An election campaign worker was kidnapped and killed by unidentified armed men in Afghanistan`s Saripul province Friday, police said Saturday, blaming the Taliban for the murder.

"The body of Hajji Yasin, who had campaigned for presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, was found from a road Friday night," Xinhua quoted police chief Noor Habib Gulbahari as saying.

Gulbahari blamed the Taliban for the murder.

Meanwhile, Fazil Sangcharaki, a spokesman for presidential hopeful Abdullah, expressed ignorance about the incident, saying he would check the report.

In a similar incident, unidentified attackers opened fire and injured an election campaigner of another presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai in Karakh district of Herat province Friday evening.

First Published: Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 17:35

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