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Zabul lawmaker escapes unhurt in Taliban’s ambush

QALAT (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament member Hamidullah Tokhi escaped unhurt in Taliban’s attack in southern Zabul province on Tuesday, but one of his guards was killed and two others wounded, an official said.
Governor Spokesman Gul Islam Syal told Pajhwok Afghan News the attack was carried out in the limits of Shah-i-Safa district on Zabul-Kandahar road.
The lawmaker’s son Abdul Wasi confirmed his father survived Taliban’s ambush, but one of his bodyguards had been killed and two others wounded in gunfire.
The injured, he said were instantly shifted to the hospital who were said to be in stable condition. Taliban have yet to comment on the incident.

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