Afghan education official shot deadJuly 8th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 8 (IANS) An Afghan education official abducted 10 days ago was Sunday found shot dead in the western province of Badghis, Xinhua reported.
Mohammad Mehdi was kidnapped along a main road from Badghis to neighbouring Herat province. His body was riddled with bullets, provincial government spokesman Sharfuddin Majidi said.
Afghan officials have been repeatedly targeted by militants since May 3 when the Taliban declared the launch of an offensive.
Five education officials have been killed in the eastern province of Paktika in May.
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