Governor escapes attack in E. Afghanistan
Gul Aga Sherzai, governor of Nangarhar province in east Afghanistan escaped unhurt Monday morning as two suicide bombers attempted to kill him, his spokesman Ahmad Zia Abdulzai said.
"Two suicide bombers entered a hotel in provincial capital Jalalabad where governor Sherzai was inside and one of them opened fire but security personnel returned fire and killed the attacker and arrested his accomplice," Abdulzai told Xinhua.
He did not provide more information.
Among efficient government functionaries, Sherzai has considerably ensured security and brought poppy cultivation to zero in the province under his control.