5 of a family shot dead and injured in Khost
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A Special Forces commander and his guard shot dead two women and injured three other people including a woman in southeastern Khost province, police said on Monday.
The incident took place on Sunday night when the Special Forces commander, Marwat, and his guard Noorullah entered a house in Matoon area of Khost City, Khost police chief Maj. Gen. Faizullah Ghairat told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Marwat and his guard opened fire at the family, killing two women and injuring another woman and two men, he said, adding the family had no prior enmity with Marwat.
The commander was detained but his guard managed to flee, he said. Marwat was under police interrogation.
A resident of the area, Bismilalh said the incident took place at around 1am. The injured were in stable condition, he said.
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