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Brother of Afghanistan envoy to India killed

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Kabul: The elder brother of Afghanistan`s ambassador to India, Shaida Mohammad Abdali, has been shot dead in Kandhar province, a media report said on Wednesday.

Sardar Mohammad Khan was killed on Monday in a mosque in Kandahar, the provincial governor`s spokesman, Samim Khpalwak, said.

Police were hunting for the gunmen who fled after the attack, Khpalwak said.

The Taliban did not immediately claim the attack, the latest in a series of killings targeting government officials, tribal elders and other prominent figures in Kandahar.

IANS