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Afghanistan: Gunmen attack former Taliban leader's home in Kabul, 1 killed

The Two Gunmen Attacked Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef's House On Friday, But He Was Not There.

PTI | Updated on: 24 Dec 2016, 12:12:27 PM
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Suspected gunmen opened fire at the house of a former Taliban leader in Kabul killing at least one person, an Afghan official said on Saturday.

Fraidoon Obaidi, the head of the Kabul police's criminal investigation department, said the two gunmen attacked Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef's house on Friday, but he was not there.

Zaeef, who served as the Taliban's envoy to Pakistan when the group ruled Afghanistan in the 1990s, has reconciled with the current US-backed government.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. The attack came two days after Taliban fighters attacked the Kabul home of a parliamentarian from the restive southern Helmand province, killing eight people. The lawmaker survived the assault.

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First Published : 24 Dec 2016, 12:08:00 PM

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