Wounded Afghan intelligence chief 'stable'
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||7 December 2012|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Wounded Afghan intelligence chief 'stable', 7 December 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/50cb3ab92b.html [accessed 23 July 2014]|
December 07, 2012
Afghan intelligence chief Asadullah Khalid (file photo)
The Afghan spy chief who was wounded in a suicide bombing, Asadullah Khalid, is reported to be in stable condition one day after the attack.
A spokesman for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) says Asadullah Khalid is now being treated in the U.S.-run military hospital at Bagram air base, 60 kilometers north of Kabul.
He was wounded in a suicide attack inside a guesthouse run by the National Directorate of Security (NDS) intelligence service.
Journalists received an e-mail, said to be from a Taliban spokesman, claiming responsibility for the attack.
Khalid was initially treated in a hospital run by the Directorate of Security.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai expressed optimism about Khalid's recovery after visiting him in the hospital.
Khalid, a former governor and minister, was appointed as the Afghan intelligence chief in September.
Based on reporting by AFP and nytimes.com