Bomb kills Afghan provincial police chief

Associated Press

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan police say a roadside bombing has killed the police chief of a southern province.

A police official in Nimroz province, Obaidullah, says the attack took place on Monday morning in the western province of Herat. Obaidullah, like many Afghans, only goes by one name.

He says the vehicle with the chief of Nimroz province struck a bomb while driving back from Herat.

The police chief, Gen. Mohammad Musa Rasouli, was seriously wounded in the blast and rushed to the hospital, where he died of his wounds.

Rasouli was going back to his job to Nimroz after a short break in Herat province.

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