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4 civilians gunned down in Jawzjan, Faryab

4 civilians gunned down in Jawzjan, Faryab

Mar 08, 2016 - 16:00

SHIBERGHAN/MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Four civilians have been gunned down in two separate incidents in northern Jawzjan and Faryab provinces, officials said on Tuesday.

Suspected Talibaninfo-icon gunmen killed a resident in Faizabad district of Jawzjan over alleged cooperation with the government, the governor’s spokesman Mohammad Raza Ghafori told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He identified the victim as Mohammad Qoli whose brother-in-law is an uprising commander in Kokaldash village. The 25-year-old slain person was a farmer who was killed on his way home in a rickshaw on Monday night, the official said.

Another civilian, Inamullah, 20, a resident of Shirbig village of Qush Tepa district was gunned down by four gunmen loyal to a Taliban group leader Qari Amanullah, a resident of the area, said on the condition of anonymity.  

Inamullah was in his shop when he was shot dead on the accusation of helping the government, the resident said.

However, Ghafori said the area where the killing took place was out of government’s control, but security forces would investigate the incident.

The Taliban so far said nothing in this regard.

In Faryab, a man named Zabihullah, who was accused of killing a woman and a man named Qudratullah in his neighborhood three weeks ago, was shot dead along with his guest in a gun attack on his house in Kohistan district, a security official said.

An uprising commander in the area, Dr. Sadat, said the two persons were killed in Qazat village and the killing might be a case of revenge.


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