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Five female security personnel, driver killed in Kandahar

Five female security personnel, driver killed in Kandahar
December 17, 2016

PESHAWAR, 17 December: Five female officials of the airport security and their driver were killed by unidentified gunmen in Kandahar, security officials said on Saturday.

Samim Khpalwak, the spokesman for the governor of Kandahar, said the slain female officials were in charge of searching female travelers at the Kandahar airport, and had been hired by a private security company.

He informed that two gunmen on motorbike followed their van and opened fire on them, killing all the six individuals on the spot on Saturday morning. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.

According to Kandahar airport director Ahmad Ullah Faizi, the female officials had received death threats from unknown people in past, since then, they were quite concerned about their security. He added that an investigation was under way but no arrests were made.

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