GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead the deputy chairman of the provincial council of southeastern Paktia on Saturday, an official said.
Governor Mohammad Halim Fidaee told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place in the Beland Mazal area of Gardez, the provincial capital, at around 5:30am.
He said Ayub Gharwal came under attack on his way to the university. Gharwal succumbed to his injuries at hospital.
Police have launched a manhunt for the killers. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the murder.