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Top officials escape Kapisa bomb attack.

MAHMUD RAQI (PAN): The deputy governor, a senator and the agriculture director escaped unhurt in a roadside bombing in central Kapisa province on Thursday, officials said.

The officials' vehicle struck a roadside bomb at about 8:30am in the Shokheu area on the outskirts of Mahmud Raqi, the provincial capital.

Deputy Governor Aziz Rahman Tawab, Mahiuddin Munsef, a member of Meshrano Jirga, and Syed Muskeen, the agriculture director, were on their way to Nejrab district.

Qais Qaderi, the governor's spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the officials were travelling in a police vehicle. He added no one was hurt in the blast, but the vehicle was damaged.

But a security official said on condition of anonymity Senator Munsef was slightly injured in the bombing. Security personnel cordoned off the area after the blast and initiated investigations.


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Publication:Pajhwok Afghan News (Kabul, Afghanistan)
Date:Apr 12, 2012
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