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Explosion kills Afghan governor

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Kabul, Feb 7 (IANS) An Afghan district governor was killed in an explosion in Farah province, a senior official said on Tuesday.

“Abdul Khaliq Noorzai, governor of Khak-e-Safed district was killed following an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion late Monday,” the official told Xinhua news agency.

The attack occurred near Noorzai’s house as he was leaving for a mosque to attend night prayers.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility, the official added.

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