Taliban kills 2 tribal elders in Paktia
GARDIZ (Pajhwok): Two tribal elders have been killed after they were taken hostage by Taliban militants in southern Paktia province, official said Saturday.
The tribal elders Malak Rozuddin and Haji Daud were killed in Zurmat district of the province on Friday night, provincial police chief Maj. Gen. Zalmai Oryakhail told Pajhwok Afghan News.
He said the two elders were residents of Ibrahim Khail area and their bodies were found dead in front of Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) office after weeks later of their abduction by militants.
A resident of Ibrahim Khail area Khan Momin said that the elders were invited by militants to discuss some issues about their region. “We hoped the militants discussed with the tribal elders, but we found them dead last night,” he added.
Momin said that the elders did not involve in any political activities but only struggling for solving people’s problems.
He did not clear when and for what discussions the elders were invited.
A month ago, development council director for Syed Karam district and a tribal elder Mirza Mohammad were also killed in a militant attack in Paktia.
Taliban militants did not comment on the incident so far.
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