October 22nd, 2010
10:53 AM ET

District governor in Afghanistan is slain

A government official in eastern Afghanistan was killed in an IED attack Friday, officials said.

NATO's International Security Assistance said the district governor of Dur Baba in Nangarhar province was among the three people killed when their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device.

The official is Khorshad Khan Khogianiwal.

There were conflicting reports about the incident. The spokesman of the governor of Nangarhar province, Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, told CNN that the district governor and a guard were killed and three others were wounded in the 8 a.m. blast.

"This is tragic and demonstrates that the insurgents have no interest in a peaceful country," said U.S. Army Col. Rafael Torres, ISAF spokesman.

"Our thoughts and concerns are with the families of the victims during this difficult time. ISAF will work with our Afghan partners to find those responsible and bring them to justice."

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  1. Dindy.....sri lanka

    some Pakis are really Jealous with Afghanistan.

    October 23, 2010 at 6:52 am | Report abuse |
  2. Dindy.....sri lanka

    Should not kill in 360 lands. Just cut noses, ears and what ever the parts more important to run away from dogs when they abuse

    October 23, 2010 at 6:50 am | Report abuse |
  3. Riza Afghan

    U.S should just attack on Pakistan or put pressure on them as much as U.S can to remove Taliban/Terrorists from Pakistan.
    Pakistan is the main country exporting Taliban/terrorists world wide.

    until Pakistan is there, no country on earth will live peacefully !

    THINK ABOUT IT AND DECIDE WHAT TO DO WITH PAKISTAN !!!

    October 23, 2010 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      Why would You attack a Country that is fighting on Your side???

      October 23, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  4. LarryKegel(US Army)

    Then We have to start killing more of Them so that it will be to costly to keep killing Our People and Friends!!!

    October 22, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      Damn Catholics, right Idea, just didn't finish the job. Let's send the Catholics back in, either way win or lose we'll have one less religeon to worry about.

      October 23, 2010 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      Of course if the Catholics lose,.......well there might be a lot of Therapists out of work.

      October 23, 2010 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
  5. Bishop4

    It doesn't help that all of the people NATO works with keep getting killed.

    October 22, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Gary Johndro

    This is terrible! It makes me want to cry myself to sleep.How are we going to get these people to collaborate with NATO with the Taliban knocking them off???

    October 22, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jesse Cook

      That's a very good question,Johndro.

      October 22, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • the iron truth

      you just feed people with the clip from a propaganda media on eve of its climax prelude to the War on Terror. What you know about the origin of extremist...what fuel them with such hatred, what sort of believe come to such magnitude. Can you ever show a proof of Muslim terrorist backed before Wolrd war 1..if they any, please provide the evindent and facts...If there are non then try before and after the World war 3....the fall of Ottoman empire betray by own muslim moderate...then the devided of Palastine land without consus or even considering to discuss with muslim people that time...then comes the Isreal occupation over Palastine land....Muslim hardliner have so much given faith to the moderate muslim to solve the Isreal – Arab Conflict..after decade of negotiating...the brutality of Israel were seem blinded by western....they had enough....western preach democary bla bla yada yada...but on other hand ....trillion us dollar have been spend gain from these war on terror....Your kind of people feed the extremist with what intention of your souless conglomerate money greedy spin witches gain on this conflict....The western angenda is what makes Taliban now days...its never Allah..its never Islam..its never Muhamad the prophets....Just like making the movie...There is producer, there is director, there is a story line , they have cast and they have That Company...For once you should try let in the understanding of Islam is religion, faith and believe before putting it all the darkside of these terror...I dont agreed with Taliban at all..but dont ever ignored them ..some conflict can be seize without using fist....they should begin with peace...

      October 25, 2010 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |