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Taliban district chief killed by own guard in Ghor

Taliban district chief killed by own guard in Ghor

Sep 10, 2015 - 15:56

FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Local officials in western Ghorinfo-icon province on Thursday said a Talibaninfo-icon shadow district chief had been shot dead by one of his own bodyguards.

Mohammad Hussein Danishyar, the Dawlina district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News Maulviinfo-icon Yousuf Motasem was killed after he wanted to force his way inside his guard’s house.

Without going into details, he said, local people had alleged Maulvi Yousuf intended to sexually harass his guard’s wife. He said the incident took place two nights back in Zano village of Dawlina district.

According to Danishyar, after Mutasem’s murder, Taliban insurgents took the guard, Sibghatullah, with them for investigation in Tayeeda locality. After their investigation, the Taliban hanged Sibghatullah in front of local residents.

Abdul Qadir, a resident of Tayeeda, confirmed the execution of Sibghatullah and said his body was yet to be handed over to his family.

The public order police in Ghor in a statement said: “A Taliban commander who entered his guard’s house with the intention to rape his young wife was shot dead by the guard, Sibghatullah.”

The Taliban could not be reached for comments about the incident.


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