PULI ALAM, Afghanistan: Bomb hidden in microphone on Tuesday has resulted killing of Governor Arsala Jamal, the top governmental official of Logar province of the Afghanistan, international media reported.
Governor Arsala Jamal was killed via bomb attack when he was addressing in a local mosque during Eid-ul-Adha prayers today in the provincial capital city, Pule Alam, located on distance of 60km southeast of Kabul, RFE/RL’s Radio Free reports said.
The governor’s spokesman, Deen Mohammad Darwish, said the blast was caused by a bomb placed in a microphone. Other reports say it was a suicide blast.
The Associated Press quotes provincial deputy police chief Rais Khan Abbul Rahimzai as saying the explosion also wounded 15 people, five of them critically.
No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, although Taliban militants routinely target Afghan officials, Afghan soldiers, and NATO troops.
Puli Alam — A bomb hidden in a microphone killed an Afghan provincial governor Tuesday as he made a speech at a mosque after Eid prayers in Logar, close to the capital Kabul, officials said.
“This morning, governor Arsala Jamal was delivering a speech after Eid prayers when he was killed by a bomb planted in the microphone,” Logar provincial governor spokesman Din Mohammad Darwish told AFP.
“Eight other people have been wounded.”
No group claimed immediate responsibility for the blast, though Taliban militants often target government officials as well as Afghan soldiers and police.
Eid ul Adha is a major public holiday across the Muslim world, with mosques packed with devotees marking the prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son when God ordered him to.
Sheep and goats are sacrificed in many households and the meat distributed among family, friends and the poor.