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Gun Attacks Target Afghan Gov't        10/13 10:12

   KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says Taliban insurgents have 
shot and killed a government official in the capital Kabul.

   Mohibullah Sharifzai, the governor's spokesman, says Sunday gunmen killed 
Raz Mohammad, Jaghatu district chief of eastern Maidan Wardak province.

   He said Mohammad was targeted Saturday in Kabul.

   Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, claimed responsibility for the 
attack.

   Meanwhile in northern Parwan province, police chief Mohfoz Walizada says a 
provincial appeal court's prosecutor was shot and killed by unknown gunmen in 
Charakar, the capital of the province.

   He added that an investigation is ongoing into Saturday's attack.

   In northern Balkh province, a police spokesman, Adil Shah Adil, says a local 
pro-government cleric was also killed by unidentified gunmen.

   No one immediately claimed attacks in Parwan and Balkh, but Taliban are 
active in both provinces.


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