KABUL – The deputy governor of the Afghan capital of Kabul was killed on Tuesday in a bomb attack on his car as he went to work, security officials said.
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There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast that killed Mahboobullah Mohebi as he was travelling with security guards. Two guards were wounded.
Security officials said a magnetic bomb, known as a “sticky bomb”, had been placed on his car.
A deputy provincial council member was killed in a similar attack in the western province of Ghor earlier on Tuesday. One council member and a driver were wounded, said Arif Aber, a spokesman for the provincial governor’s office.
Violence in Afghanistan has not abated despite peace talks between the government and Taliban insurgents.
Last week, a government prosecutor was shot dead in Kabul while he was on his way to work.
December 15, 2020
Reporting by Hameed Farzad and Abdul Qadir Sediqi in Kabul; Writing by Rupam Jain; Editing by Tom Hogue, Robert Birsel
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