Religious scholar gunned down in Jalalabad
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A religious scholar was gunned down by unknown assailants in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, an official said.
The gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire at Maulvi Ahmad Shah in Angoor Bagh area of Jalalabad at about 2pm, the governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
The victim had no government job, Khogyani said, adding an investigation into the murder had been opened.
A resident of Jalalabad, Abdullah, said he was walking when he saw motorcyclists opened fire at a pedestrian. It appeared later the man killed was a religious scholar, he said.
There has been no claim of responsibility for the assassination.
Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.