Gunmen kill Afghan prosecutor, 4 others in courthouse attack

June 5, 2016 8:50 AM

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KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan official says gunmen killed a newly appointed chief prosecutor and four other people in an attack on a courthouse ceremony held in a volatile eastern province.

Nesar Ahmad Abdul Rahimzai, deputy police chief of Logar province, says Sunday's attack began when the prosecutor, Akram Nejat, was introduced during the event. Abdul Rahimzai says 19 others were wounded in the attack at the courthouse in Puli Alim.

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