Blast kills prosecutor in Jowzjan

Blast kills prosecutor in Jowzjan

Shah Mirza, a prosecutor in Sheberghan, the capital of the northern Jowzjan province, was killed in a blast, a local source said.

Ahmad Masoud Nadim, the spokesperson for Jowzjan police, said the incident took place today, May 20, near a teacher training center in PD1.

The bomb was placed in Shah Mirza’s vehicle, according to Mr. Nadim.

A surge in targeted violence is on the rise across the country. Dozens of government workers, journalists, lawyers lost lives to target killings over the last months.

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