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Afghan Deputy Governor Shot Dead In Class, Judge Killed

Abdul Qadeem Patyall

A deputy provincial governor in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar Province has been shot dead while he was sitting in class at a university.

Authorities said 32-year-old Abdul Qadeem Patyall died of his wounds after a gunman fired at him through a classroom window at Kandahar University late on November 2.

He was studying to be a teacher.

President Ashraf Ghani described Patyall's killing as a terrorist attack, the presidential palace said.

A government delegation will investigate the incident.

On the same day, officials in Ghor Province said a judge was shot dead by gunmen in the provincial capital, Feroz Koh, while on his way home from a mosque.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Taliban insurgents have intensified antigovernment activity in recent months.

Based on reporting by AP and dpa

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