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2 women, elder killed in Helmand

Security & Crime


2 women, elder killed in Helmand

Nov 27, 2013 - 15:18

LASHKARGAH (PANinfo-icon): Two womeninfo-icon and a tribal elder have been killed in separate incidents of violence in southern Helmand province, officials said on Wednesday.

The two women were killed on Tuesday night in the Talibaninfo-icon-controlled Charchob area of Barak-i-Barak district, the district chief, Mohammad Rahim Amin, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

One woman was found hanging from a tree and the second had been intentionally drowned, he said, adding the motive behind the deaths was yet to be known.

The official said tribal elders in the insecure area had been tasked with investigating the killings.

Meanwhile, unknown gunmen shot dead a tribal elder in Lashkargah, the provincial capital, late on Tuesday night, the governor’s spokesman said.

Omar Zwak identified the slain tribal elder as Abdul Sattar Khan, who was gunned down in the Kabaryan square.

Khan, a son of Shah Nazar Khan, a former Helmand governor during Dr. Najibullah government, had no government job.

The reason behind his murder remained unclear, said Zwak, who added police had launched an investigation into the incident. He said Khan had been once rescued by police from his kidnappers two years ago.



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