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Gunmen kill prayer leader in Nimroz

Gunmen kill prayer leader in Nimroz

Jun 23, 2015 - 12:56

ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Two unidentified motorcyclists gunned down prayer leader in Chakhansoor district of southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Tuesday.

Aqa Mohammad Fazli, the town’s administrative chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News Haji Hakim was killed on Monday night by biker riders when he was on his way home after offering Tarawih prayers.

Fazli said the prayer leader was accompanied by his nephew who survived the attack.

Haji Hakim was prayer leader of Noori Mosqueinfo-icon and secretary of the Chakhansor development council. The district chief alleged he was killed by Talibaninfo-icon insurgents.

Maulviinfo-icon Hizbullah, Hajjinfo-icon and Religious Affairs director, said: “Killing of a fellow Muslim is unislamic act. The killers have no regard even for the holy month of Ramadaninfo-icon.”

Taliban on their website claimed credit for killing of Haji Hakim.


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