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Provincial police deputy killed by Taliban militants in central Afghanistan

Provincial police deputy killed by Taliban militants in central Afghanistan

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 30 Sep 2019, 05:02 pm

Kabul, Sep 30 (Sputnik/UNI) A police deputy from Afghanistan's central Ghazni province has been killed by Taliban militants in the Salar area of the neighboring Maidan Wardak province, Arif Noori, a spokesman for the governor, told Sputnik.

"Ghazni Police civilian deputy Miraz Hussein Sarosh, who was on vacation in Kabul, was killed in the Maidan Wardak Salar area when returning to Ghazni by the Kabul-Kandahar Highway," the spokesman said.

Violence in the country escalated during its presidential election on Saturday as the Taliban attempted to undermine the vote.

At least 32 people were killed in a total of 113 attacks that took place throughout the country on election day, national media reported, adding that the Taliban had claimed responsibility for at least 64 of them.

Additionally, at least nine government employees from the Afghan Independent Election Commission and 17 observers were reported kidnapped during the election. 

Provincial police deputy killed by Taliban militants in central Afghanistan

India Blooms News Service
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