Mosque bombing kills governor in east Afghanistan

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan Officials say a provincial governor in eastern Afghanistan was killed while giving a speech at a mosque by a bomb planted in a microphone.

The explosion at the main mosque in the provincial capital of Puli Alam killed Governor Arsallah Jamal of Logar province and wounded 15 people - five of them critically.

Jamal was delivering a speech to worshippers today to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.

Jamal was a close confidant of President Hamid Karzai and served as his campaign manager during the 2009 presidential elections. He also served as governor of the eastern Khost province until he was appointed to his current post in Logar in April.

Jamal was a high-profile target, and had survived a number of assassination attempts in the past, including suicide bombings.

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