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Cleric stabbed to death in Kabul

Cleric stabbed to death in Kabul

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Mar 18, 2012 - 12:32

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): A moazzin (a cleric who gives the call to prayers) was stabbed to death on his way to the mosqueinfo-icon early Sunday morning in the 12th police district of the capital Kabul, police said.

Mohammad Ajan was heading to the mosque when he was attacked by unknown knife-wielding men at about 4am in Shena Bala area on the outskirts of Kabul, Brig. Gen. Waheedullah, the 12th police district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The 55-year-old succumbed to his injuries in the hospital.

Quoting the victim’s relatives, Waheedullah said the man had no personal  enmity with anyone and his murder remained a mystery.  

Police have launched a search for the killers but no breakthrough has been achieved so far. 

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