KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An official says a Muslim candidate in upcoming elections for Nepal's Constituent Assembly has died nearly a week after being shot in his home district.
Mahamud Alam, a leader of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist), was attacked by assailants last Friday, a day after he filed his candidacy in Bara district, about 250 kilometers (155 miles) south of Katmandu.
Party spokesman Pradeep Gyawali said Alam succumbed to bullet injuries at a hospital on Thursday.
Police are investigating the motive for the attack.
The Constituent Assembly is tasked with writing a new constitution for the predominantly Hindu Himalayan nation. It also doubles as Nepal's parliament.
The interim government has announced that the elections will be held Nov. 19.
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