Man, woman gunned down in Faryab shootings
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Unidentified assailants shot dead a man and a woman in two separate incidents in northwestern Faryab province, officials said on Thursday.
A 35-year-old woman was shot dead in the Nadirabad area of Pashtonkot district, Abdul Qadir Qadiri, the town’s administrative chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
The slain woman would often stay at her father’s house due to differences with her husband. A gunman forced his way into her father’s house and sprayed her with bullets.
A resident of locality, who wished to go unnamed, said the woman earlier visited the local human rights office and informed the officials concerned about her problems.
Meanwhile, the commission officials strongly condemned the shooting incident and demanded the immediate arrest of the killer.
With Thursday’s death, the number of girls and women killed in the province this year has increased to eight. Last month, a 19-year-old girl committed suicide in Pashtonkot over forces marriage.
Separately, unknown gunmen shot dead Nizamuddin, 45, in the 8th municipality district of Maimana, the provincial capital.
Crime Branch Chief Col. Mohammad Yousuf said the cause of the murder was yet to be known. Police have opened investigations.
Dr. Samir Inayat, forensic department head, said the body with three bullet injuries had been transferred to hospital.
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