INTERNATIONAL

Afghanistan Attack: Deputy Head Of Paktia Provincial Council Killed

The Deputy Head of Paktia Provincial Council Ayub Gharwal have been killed in an attack by unknown armed men in Gardez city in Afghanistan.

The Paktia Governor Halim Fedaee said Gharwal was on his way to the Paktia University when he came under attack by unknown armed men in Boland Manzel area in Gardez city.

Governor also said that Gharwal was wounded in the attack and sustained to his injuries in the provincial hospital.

President Ashraf Ghani in a statement condemned the attack and assigned a team to probe the incident. He said the afghan forces fight against “terrorists and criminals” will continue.

He called on the Taliban to agree on a humanitarian ceasefire that is the demand of all Afghans.

Paktia police has started an investigated into the incident.