Journal : Xinhua (English) Date : Author : NA Page No. : NA

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) — Unknown armed men gunned down a pro-government chieftain and former resistance commander in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province on Monday, spokesman for provincial government Samim Khapalwak said.

“Unidentified armed persons shot dead Zainullah Khan, a pro-government and respected chieftain in Spin Boldak district of Kandahar province today morning,” spokesman for provincial administration Samim Kapalwak told Xinhua.

The late Khan was a popular commander of resistance fighters against the former Soviet Union occupation of Afghanistan from 1979 to 1989, and a strong supporter of serving Afghan government in the war against armed militants including Taliban and Islamic State groups.

No group or individuals have claimed of responsibility for the deadly attack.


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