Afghan leader killed by Taliban bomb
KANDAHAR: A roadside bomb killed pro-government Afghan militia commander Shadi Khan on Friday in an attack blamed on Taliban insurgents.
Former Deshu police chief Khan was killed and two of his bodyguards were injured when his car was hit by the blast, said provincial governor spokesman Haji Mohammad Wali. He accused Taliban insurgents, but drug running and tribal and factional rivalry have also caused violence here in the past. In another attack, a government driver was killed and his assistant badly injured when rebels ambushed their vehicle in Zabul, said local police commander Qaim Jan. On Thursday night, suspected Taliban gunmen killed a truck driver and another man and torched their oil tanker on the road between Uruzgan and Kandahar. agencies