Gunmen Kill Afghan District Chief, 5 Others

Police say six people, including a district chief, have been killed in a militant ambush in western Afghanistan.

Regional police spokesman Raouf Ahmedi says gunmen opened fire from several directions at a convoy traveling near the Chishti Sharif district in Herat province.

He says the district chief was killed Sunday along with the local director of criminal investigation, another employee, a bodyguard and two policemen.