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Afghan District Governor Killed In Konduz Suicide Attack

  • RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan

Officials in Afghanistan's northern province of Konduz say a district governor has been killed in a suicide bombing attack.

Dashi Archi district Governor Sheik Sadruddin Sadee died when the bomber detonated his explosives at a mosque on August 30.

The local police chief's spokesman told RFE/RL that the attack killed six other people and injured 12.

Reports say the bombing occurred as mourners were attending a funeral ceremony for a tribal elder.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Taliban insurgents frequently target government officials.

With reporting by dpa, Reuters, and AP
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