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Police Chief Killed In Southern Afghanistan


File photo of the site of a suicide attack in Uruzgan province.

An Afghan official says a gunman shot and killed an acting police chief and a civilian in southern Uruzgan Province.

A spokesman for the provincial governor said that General Gulab Khan was killed late on April 25 outside the police headquarters in Tiran Kot, the provincial capital. The civilian killed in the attack was Khan's guest.

Nayab says a police officer suspected of involvement in the shooting has been arrested.

Khan was previously head of the criminal investigation department and was appointed acting police chief after the former police chief was killed in a suicide attack in Kabul last month.

Based on reporting by AP
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