‘ANA soldier involved in Nangarhar shooting had no links with rebels’
MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): Abdul Azim, the slain Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier, who shot dead one Resolute Support mission’s service member in eastern Nangarhar province, had no links to any militants’ group, his uncle said on Saturday.
Azim opened fire foreign soldiers inside the governor’s office in Nangarhar province, killing one foreign troop and injuring eight others. In retaliatory fire, foreign soldiers shot Azim and another Afghan soldier dead while one ANA soldier wounded.
Abdul Rahim, Azim uncle, told Pajhwok Afghan News he was buried in his hometown Ghaziabad in Alisheng district of eastern Laghman province on April 11.
Thousands of people participated in his funeral prayers.
He had ANA two years ago and before joining the army, Azim was living in his village and did not study in school, Rahim recalled.
Azim had no links with any militants’ group and had joined the army based on his love to serve his country.
Earlier, Zubair Sediqi, a self-proclaimed spokesman of the Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) had claimed the responsibility and stated that Azim had links with his group.
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