Ayub Khan Gharwal, deputy head of Paktia provincial council, was assassinated this morning by gunmen in the province.
Abdul Rahman Mangal, spokesman for the Paktia governor, told Pishgoo News Agency: At around 5:30 this morning, Ayub Khan Gharwal, deputy head of the Paktia provincial council, was shot and killed by unknown gunmen on his way to university near his home.
According to Mr. Mangal, no arrests have been made so far, but the province’s police have launched an investigation to arrest the perpetrators and bring them to justice.
Targeted assassinations have increased in Afghanistan’s central and provincial provinces in the past month, with several government employees being shot at daily in central and provinces, the interior ministry said in a statement. More than 1,000 people have been arrested in the past month for crimes such as murder, armed robbery and other criminal offenses..