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Nangarhar doctor shot dead by unidentified gunmen

Nangarhar doctor shot dead by unidentified gunmen

Oct 26, 2015 - 14:46

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen have shot dead a senior doctor in Ghani Khel district of eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, an official said.

The governor’s spokesman told Pajhwok Afghan News Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Tayeb was shot dead on the way to his clinic in the district bazaar this morning.

Ahmad Zia Abdulzai said that the medical specialist had no governmentjob, running a private clinic. Police had launched an investigation into the incident, he added.

Resident Noor Malik Shinwari said the shooting occurred in Nari Pla areaon the outskirts of the district bazaar. Tayeb had long been serving as a medical specialist in the area.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.The Islamic State recently increased attacking government employees and Islamic scholars in Shinwari district.



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