Holy Imam Abdul Qader was blown up while planting a bomb on the street this week in western Ghor.
Abdul Qader was leading prayers at a local mosque for three years before the mishap.
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A prayer leader of a mosque was killed when a landmine he was planting in this capital city of western Ghor province went off accidently, an official said Wednesday.
Police spokesman Mohammad Iqbal Nizami told Pajhwok Afghan News that Mualvi Abdul Qader, a resident of Kashkar area, wanted to plant the roadside bomb in Ghaibi area of Ferozkoh city.
Abdul Qader, who had heen leading prayers at a mosque for three years, was killed in the blast, Nizami said.