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3 Abdullah’s campaigners killed in Faryab attack

MAIMANA (Pajhwok): The convoy of reforms and unanimity came under militants’ attack on Friday in northwestern Faryab province, leaving three people dead and as many injured, an official said.
Sayed Abdul Salam Nuzhat, administrative chief of Dawlat Abad district, the clash occurred in Jangal locality on the outskirts of the district. Gen. Abdul Malik who was leading the convoy in connection of canvassing in favour of presidential runner Dr. Abdullah Abdullah was attacked by militants.
Three personal bodyguards of Malik’s were killed and three others wounded, he said, adding two vehicles of the convoy damaged in the gun battle.
The clash erupted when Malik and Gul Mohammad Pahlawan, Wolesi Jirga member, left Andkhuyi district and were heading for Sherin Taghab district. He said the fighting lasted till 4:00 pm.
The fierce clash suspended power supply to several districts of the province and closed Maimana- Andkhuyi highway.
Malik said that he visited Andkhuyi district along with Pahlawan and other jihadi commanders in connection of presidential runner Dr. Abdullah Abdullah’s campaign. They came under attack after returning from the district, he added.

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