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Afghan District Governor, Son Killed In Attack


Afghan authorities say a government official and his son were killed in an attack by armed insurgents on July 29.

A government spokesman in Afghanistan's central Wardak Province said Ismael Wafa, the governor of the province's Chak district, was killed when gunmen opened fire on his car.

Wafa's adult son was wounded in the attack but died as he was being taken to the hospital.

The Taliban militia has claimed responsibility for the incident.

The provincial governor's office in Helmand said in a statement that the Taliban also attacked a police outpost in the province. Three police officers and three civilians were killed in the fighting.

The incident took place in the volatile district of Greshk.

The statement says that the commander of the outpost and two others were wounded.

Based on reporting by dpa, AP, and AFP