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Gunmen kill Afghan official

From Farhad Peikar Journalist
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KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Two men on motorbikes shot dead the administrative chief of a district in southeastern Afghanistan Monday morning, an attack for which the Taliban later claimed responsibility.

The gunmen killed Abdul Rahim Desiwal, administrative chief of the Andar district in the Ghazni province, as he was headed to work, the district's police chief said. Police were looking for the attackers, who were believed to be hiding in one of the houses in the area, said Mohammad Zaman, the police chief.

Speaking from an undisclosed location, Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said his organization was behind the attack.

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