Gunmen Kill District Governor in Nimruz

Gunmen riding on a motorcycle have killed district chief in western Nimruz province of Afghanistan.

According to reports, Aqa Mohammad Fazeli, the governor of Chakhansur district was on his way to work in Zaranj, the provincial capital when he suddenly came under attack by the two gunmen on Monday morning.   

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. But the Taliban have stepped up their attacks against Afghan security forces and government officials across the country.

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