AFGHAN INTELLIGENCE CHIEF WOUNDED IN KABUL
Afghanistan’s intelligence chief Asadullah Khalid was wounded, on Thursday 12/06/2012, in an assassination attempt in the capital, Kabul, Afghan officials said.A senior government official said Asadullah Khalid suffered injuries on the lower part of his body when a bomb exploded at the intelligence chief’s guest house as he was receiving a visitor. The house is used for private meetings that Khalid doesn’t want to hold at the official compound of the National Directorate of Intelligence, the official said .
The official would not provide more details beyond saying the bombing was an attempt on Khalid’s life. Asadullah Khalid was rushed to a medical facility run by the intelligence service, the government official said.
An Afghan police official also confirmed that Asadullah Khalid was injured in a blast. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to disclose the information.
Asadullah Khalid, a former minister of tribal and border affairs and ex-governor of two provinces, was appointed head of the service in last September. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack (see – Deep Infiltration).
Asadullah Khalid survived a previous assassination attempt when he was governor of Kandahar province in 2007. He is the last of a long list of most senior government officials targeted and often killed by Taliban in the recent years.
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