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Afghan Lawmaker Dies In Police Ambush

* Correction appended

Afghan officials say a member of parliament was killed when his vehicle drove through a police ambush set for Taliban militants.

The Interior Ministry said Mohammad Yunos Shirnagha, a member of Afghanistan's upper house of parliament, failed to stop at a police checkpoint set up as part of the planned ambush.

The ministry said Shirnagha and his driver were killed when police opened fire. The incident took place in northern Baghlan province.

* Earlier reports erroneously referred to the victim as a councilman and suggested the killing was at the hands of "militants."

compiled from agency reports