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Afghan official, 2 NATO troops die

by on September 23, 2013 10:12 AM

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen in northern Afghanistan assassinated a district intelligence chief while he was on his way to work today as authorities in Romania said two of their soldiers serving with NATO died in a roadside bombing in the east.

In the north, attackers ambushed the district official, Abdul Hussian, and sprayed his body with bullets as he was riding on his motorcycle near the city of Kunduz, the capital of the province with the same name, according to local police Chief Ghulam Mohayuddin.

Hussian, who was heading to work in Chardara district, died of his wounds, said the police chief. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, and Mohayuddin said an investigation was under way.

In Bucharest, the defense ministry said two Romanian soldiers died after stepping on an improvised explosive device during a patrol in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday.


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