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Kisham district chief injured in IED blast

AT-KABUL: Kisham district chief was seriously wounded in a blast in the southeastern Badakhshan province on Wednesday, said local officials.

Ahmad Navid Forotan, spokesman for the provincial governor office, said that militants in remote-controlled bomb blast targeted Kisham district chief around 11:00 am on Wednesday near his office. The blast also wounded a guard of the district chief, he added.

According to another source in the province the district chief has been rushed to Kunduz hospital for treatment. The source described the health condition of the district chief as serous.

“It is not clear yet that whether it was suicide blast or an IED blast,” it added.

The Taliban militants have claimed the responsibility of the attack.

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