Official says roadside bomb kills 2, including a district chief, in southern Afghanistan


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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — An Afghan official says a roadside bomb has killed two people, including a district administrative chief, in the country's south.

Dost Mohammad Nayab, spokesman for the provincial governor of Uruzgan province, said Saturday that Mohammad Ismail Haqyar, district chief of Charcheno, along with his bodyguard were killed while they were on their way to their office.

Nayab says a friend of Haqyar was wounded in the attack, which took place in Charcheno district.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. However, Taliban insurgents often use roadside bombs and suicide attacks against Afghan security forces and government officials across the country.

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