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Bomb, shooting attack in Kabul kill 2


Municipal workers clean up debris at the site of a bomb attack in Kabul on Tuesday. AFP

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The head of an independent Afghan elections watchdog, who led an organisation, died on Wednesday after being ambushed by gunmen in Kabul.

Unknown gunmen shot and killed Mohammad Yousuf Rasheed, executive director of the non-governmental Free and Fair Election Forum of Afghanistan, an aide and police said, the latest targeted killing in the restive capital.


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Rasheed's murder follows a similar pattern of recent weeks, where prominent Afghans have been ambushed during the often-chaotic morning traffic.

Afghan security forces stroll in the street of Kabul. File photo

In a separate attack in the capital on Wednesday, a police vehicle was targeted by a sticky bomb in eastern part of the city. The blast killed one police officer and wounded two others, Ferdaws Faramarz, spokesman for Kabul's police chief said.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks.

The militant Daesh group claimed responsibility for an attack in Kabul on Tuesday in which a roadside bombing tore through a vehicle, killing five people, three of them doctors on their way to work at the city's main penitentiary.

The attacks are the latest in relentless violence in Afghanistan even as the Taliban and Afghan government negotiators hold talks in Qatar, trying to hammer out a peace deal that could put an end to decades of war.

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