Deputy governor shot dead in class

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Published: Monday 3rd November 2014 by The News Editor

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An Afghan deputy provincial governor has been shot dead in southern Kandahar province while he was sitting in class at a university.

Thirty-two-year-old Abdul Qadeem Patyall died of his injuries after a gunman opened fire on him through the window of a classroom at Kandahar University, said Samim Khpolwak, spokesman for the provincial governor.

Mr Patyall, who was studying to become a teacher, was seriously wounded and died later in hospital, Mr Khpolwak said.

President Ashraf Ghani has sent condolences to Mr Patyall’s family and described his killing as a terrorist attack, the presidential palace said. A government delegation will investigate the incident.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Taliban insurgents have intensified anti-government activity in recent months.

Published: Monday 3rd November 2014 by The News Editor

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