Afghan official says Taleban killed intel officer in Helmand

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (AP) — The Taleban ambushed and killed an Afghan intelligence official in southern Helmand province as he was walking home from work, an official said yesterday. It was the latest deadly attack by insurgents even as they hold peace talks with a United States (US) envoy.

The officer, who headed the intelligence department’s press office for the province, was ambushed recently, according to the Helmand police chief’s spokesman Zaman Hamdard. Another member of the intelligence department was wounded in the attack, the spokesman said.