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Afghanistan: Deputy Governor of Kabul killed in car-bomb attack

The Deputy Governor of the Afghan capital of Kabul, Mahboobullah Mohebi was killed yesterday in a Car-Bomb attack security officials said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast that killed Mr.Mohebi, who was on his way to work, as he was travelling with security guards. Two guards were wounded. Security officials said a magnetic bomb, known as a sticky bomb, had been placed on his car.

A deputy provincial council member was killed in a similar attack in the western province of Ghor earlier yesterday. One council member and a driver were wounded, said Arif Aber, a spokesman for the provincial governor’s office.

Violence in Afghanistan is continuing unabated despite peace talks between the government and Taliban insurgents. Last week, a government prosecutor was shot dead in Kabul while he was on his way to work.

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