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Afghan governor killed in suicide attack

Governor Hakim Taniwal was killed along with his driver outside his office in Gardez.

india Updated: Sep 10, 2006 16:28 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse

A suicide bomber killed the governor of Afghanistan's southeastern Paktia province today, the provincial police chief said.

Governor Hakim Taniwal along with his driver was killed outside his office in Gardez, the provincial capital, General Abdul Hanan Raufi said.

"We have no more details at this stage, but unfortunately, the governor has been killed in this suicide attack," he said.

First Published: Sep 10, 2006 16:28 IST