Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Afghanistan governor assassinated in mosque bombing --- KABUL, Afghanistan -- A bomb placed in a mosque detonated during morning prayers Tuesday, killing the governor of eastern Logar province, Afghan officials said. --- The bombing took place at around 9 a.m. as the governor gave a speech to hundreds of people attending prayers for Eid al-Adha -- one of the year’s most important Islamic holidays, marking the end of the Hajj pilgrimage -- said Hasibullah Stanikzai, Jamal’s secretary. -- The explosives were placed under the lectern below the microphone and were detonated by remote control as Jamal gave his speech, said Din Mohammad Darwish, the governor’s spokesman. -- The governor had recently initiated a major campaign against militants, drug traffickers, land grabbers and other groups engaged in illegal activities in Logar, Darwish said. His assassins could have been from among these groups, he added. - More, latimes


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