Nangarhar Official Survives Blast, Bodyguard Dies
[Tolo News] A district governor in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province survived the blast from a roadside kaboom Saturday morning, but one of his bodyguards was killed and two others were maimed, local officials said.
Khoghyani district governor Sayed Rahman was travelling in the Nangarhar's Pate Koat district when his vehicle struck a roadside kaboom around 10:00am, Pate Koat district governor Murza Mohammad Nasrat told TOLOnews.
"Haji Sayed Rahman survived the blast, but one of his bodyguards was killed and two others were maimed," he said.
Rahman also confirmed the blast which occurred while he was travelling from his home to the office.
Posted by: Fred 2013-02-04