Afghan intelligence chief wounded in assassination attempt, officials say

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KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s intelligence chief was wounded Thursday in an assassination attempt in the capital, Kabul, Afghan officials said.

A senior government official said Asadullah Khalid suffered injuries on the lower part of his body when a bomb exploded at the intelligence chief’s guest house as he was receiving a visitor. The house is used for private meetings that Khalid doesn’t want to hold at the official compound of the National Directorate of Intelligence, the official said.

He official would not provide more details beyond saying the bombing was an attempt on Khalid’s life.

Khalid was rushed..

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