Taliban gun down 4 wedding guests in Paktika
SHARAN (Pajhwok): Taliban militants shot dead four guests at a wedding party in the Sar Hawza district of southeastern Paktika province, an official said on Thursday.
Provincial police chief Brig. Gen. Khalilullhah Ziayee told Pajhwok Afghan News the rebels gunned down the four over their alleged connection to the government on Wednesday night.
He said all the slain persons were civilians and had no links with the government.
A resident of the area, who declined to be named, said the Taliban came to the wedding party around 9pm last night.
“They opened fire and killed four people including a former policeman,” he said.
Another resident of the area, Farid Ahmad, confirmed the deaths and said a fifth person was seriously injured in the incident.
The Taliban have not commented on the incident yet.
The attack comes amid increasing targeted killings in Paktika province, an issue that has concerned local residents.
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