Afghan court attacked
An official in Afghanistan says gunmen killed a newly appointed chief prosecutor and four other people in an attack on a courthouse ceremony held in a volatile eastern province. Nesar Ahmad Abdul Rahimzai, deputy police chief of Logar province, said yesterday’s attack began when the prosecutor, Akram Nejat, was introduced during the event. Abdul Rahimzai says 19 others were wounded in the attack at the courthouse in Puli Alim. All three attackers were shot dead by security forces. The Taliban claimed the attack.