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Taliban Linked to Murder of Afghan Rights Defender

Expand Abdul Samad Amiri. The murder of human rights official Abdul Samad Amiri is the latest targeted killing of a civilian government official implicating Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan. Amiri, acting head of the governmental Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission's (AIHRC) office in Ghor province, was abducted earlier this week while traveling through the Jalrez district of Maidan Wardak province. On September 5, local officials said his body had been found along the Kabul-Ghor highway. The AIHRC released a statement saying Amiri was shot by Taliban insurgents. Maidan Wardak…

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