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Shinkay District Police Chief Killed in Bombing


The police chief of Shinkay district in Zabul province, Saifullah Hotak, was killed when his vehicle was detonated by a bomb in southern Afghanistan, a local official said on Wednesday.

Gul Islam Syal, spokesman for the provincial governor, said he was targeted last night when the police chief was rushing to respond a Taliban attack over three police checkpoints in Seeori area of the district.

Syal added that another policeman was also killed and three more were injured in the explosion.

According to the official, the Afghan forces have repulsed the Taliban overnight attack on the district and there was no clashes between the two sides anymore.

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