Uprising commander guns down 2 Faryab elders
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): An uprising group commander killed two elders in revenge for the death of his supporters in the Pashtunkot district of northern Faryab province, an official said on Monday.
An influential resident, wishing not to be named, told Pajhwok Afghan News commander Fatah was collecting Ushr from farmers on Sunday when unidentified gunmen ambushed them and killed three of his supporters in Pashtoonkot.
He said after the incident, Fatah went to the site and killed two old men. A large number of residents carried the victims’ bodies to the district center, seeking deterrent punishment for the perpetrators.
However, district chief Abdul Qadir Qadiri said three supporters of Fatah were killed in a Taliban ambush while the civilians were gunned down in an ensuing fires exchange between the two sides.
Meanwhile, The Taliban claimed killing three Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel and wounding a fourth in an ambush. They said two bikes, two Kalashnikovs and some ammunition were also seized.
On the other hand, the district chief said unknown gunmen kidnapped the son of an influential individual while two houses were torched as result of a dispute between two rival groups in the Chahartoot area of the district last night.
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