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Balkh governor’s spokesman injured in gun attack

Balkh governor’s spokesman injured in gun attack

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Oct 11, 2017 - 11:21

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The spokesman for northern Balkh province was injured in an attack by unidentified gunmen on Wednesday morning, an official said.

Police spokesman Sher Jan Durrani told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place at around 7am in the 4th police district of Mazar-i-Sharif, the provincial capital.

Munir Ahmad Farhad came under attack from two motorcyclists on his way to office, he said, adding the gubernatorial spokesman was evacuated to hospital. His condition is said to be stable.

A hospital source said that Farhad had been hit with bullet in one of his feet and was in stable condition. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

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