Attacks kill Afghan police chief, female official

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A Taliban bombing killed an Afghan provincial police chief and gunmen fatally shot an official in charge of women’s affairs on Monday — the latest victims of a campaign targeting government officials across Afghanistan.

The police chief for Nimroz province was travelling home from neighboring Herat province when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the morning hours, said the chief’s secretary Obaidullah, who only goes by one name.

The police chief, Gen. Mohammad Musa Rasouli, was seriously wounded and was rushed to the hospital, where he died of his wounds, said the secretary. Rasouli was returning to his job in Nimroz after a short break in Herat province, Obaidullah said.

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