Gunmen kill Islamic scholar in Samangan
AIBAK (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen have shot dead Islamic scholar in the Suf Payan district of northern Samangan province on Monday, an official says.
The attackers managed to escape after committing the crime.
Five years ago, the slain religious leader was Taliban’s designated district chief but later he parted ways with insurgents.
Mohammad Sidiq Azizi, the governor’s spokesman, alleged Taliban killed slain person because he did not support militants’ group anymore.
However, Taliban have not yet commented on the incident.
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