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Afghan Police Chief Assassinated

Khost, Afghanistan
A police chief in Afghanistan's Farah province has been shot to death by unknown attackers.

Officials say Police Chief Abdul Ghani was near his home late Friday when gunmen shot him. No one has been detained in the case.

The Associated Press quotes a local official as saying Ghani had led a crackdown on insurgents in his district of Khaki Safad that resulted in the killing and capture of several Taliban leaders. The spokesman said that made him a target for Taliban attacks.