Ex-PC secretary shot dead in Nangarhar
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Former provincial council secretary of eastern Nangarhar province shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Ghani Khail district of the province, an official said Wednesday.
Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that Moin Shah who was also a religious scholar was on his way in his car from Jalalabad City, the provincial capital, to his home when he came under attack by armed men in Marku area of the district on Tuesday evening.
The attackers were following him in another car, he said, adding that the killers managed to flee the scene.
Governor Salim Kunduzi condemned the attack and ordered police to conduct thorough investigations into the incident.
A member of the provincial council Zabihullah Zamarai said that Shah was an intellectual and Islamic scholar who served his people honestly as secretary of the provincial council.
He expressed concern about increasing insecurity in the province and urged the government to ensure protection of people’s lives.
Moin Shah was hosting religious programs show in Nangarhar’s local radio station.
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