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Gunmen kill Afghanistan official

Suspected Taleban militants have killed an Afghan government official in the eastern Paktia province, police say. Mohammed Zahir, who heads the local administration in Zurmat district, was shot dead when he was on his way to his office, police say. Mr Zahir returned fire killing one of his attackers, Paktia police chief Aghia Gul Sulaimankhel told the BBC. There has been an increase in violence in southern and eastern Afghanistan in recent months. Full Story

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