KABUL, July 5 (KUNA) -- Unidentified armed men gunned down a
parliamentarian in southern Afghanistan Friday night, said the Interior
Minister on Saturday.
Habibullah Khan, member of the Lower House of the Afghan parliament, was
assassinated by two unidentified armed men while on way to his house in Zherai
district of Kandahar province last night, the ministry said in a statement.
Khan, a former jihadi commander and an influential tribal elder, is the
tenth member parliamentarian killed since the election of the parliament in
Chief of Zherai district, Niaz Mohammad, said the attack was staged by two
people last night, but did not hold any group or individial responsible for
Meanwhile, Taliban militants dissociated themselves from the attack on the
member of parliament.
Taliban spokesman Yousaf Ahmadi said the militants were not responsible for
the attack on Habibullah Khan. (end)
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