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According to a press release issued by Kandahar provincial governor media office, Haji Mohammad Naeem was assassinated around 6 am local time by unknown gunmen at 10 district of southern Kandahar city while he was in a mosque for the prayers.
The source further added, the assailants managed to flee the area and Afghan security forces have launched a search operation to arrest those involved behind the assassination of Haji Mohammad Naeem.
In the meantime Afghan Interior Ministry following a press release announced, Afghan security forces killed at least three armed militants and arrested three others following military operations during the past 24 hours.
The source further added, the operations were conducted by Afghan Police in conjunction with the Afghan National Army, Afghan Intelligence and NATO-led coalition forces at Greshk district of southern Helmand province and Syedabad district of Maidan Wardak province.
Afghan Interior Ministry officials also said, Afghan security forces seized some weapons and explosives including 3 AK-47 assault rifles, 4 pistols, 16 hand grenades, 11 kgs of explosives and 1 vehicle which was used by the militants.