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
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.