Wardak peace emissary gunned down in Kabul
Maidan Wardak governor’s spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told Pajhwok Afghan News Maulvi Saleh Mohammad Hottak was gunned down last night by unidentified assailants in Qalai Haidar Khan area of Paghman district of Kabul.
Hottak was walking home after offering evening prayers at the area mosque when came under attack. Hottak himself was a prayers leader at a local mosque in Ghulam Haider Khan area.
The slain peace negotiator was a resident of Toor Krak area of Nirkh district and had served as member of the Maidan Wardak chapter HPC, a government body tasked with brokering peace with the Taliban, for six years.
Police have launched an investigation into the murder, for which no group has come forward to claim responsibility.
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