Afghan deputy Governor killed in Taliban ambush

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Afghan deputy Governor killed in Taliban ambush

KABUL - Qamaruddin Shakib, the deputy governor for Logar province, was killed in a Taliban ambush in Mohammad Agha district, Logar police confirmed Thursday.

Akbar Stanikzai, a parliament member, said the incident occurred on Thursday afternoon in Waghjan bazar in the Kolangar area close to the capital of Logar province. Shakib had apparently been on his way to Kabul, TOLO News has reported.

Officials said that Salim Saleh, the governor’s spokesman, a judge and four of Shakib’s body guards were also wounded in the ambush.

Taliban has not comment about the attack.