Foreign forces gun down ANA officer in Parwan
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): An off-duty Afghan National Army (ANA) officer was shot dead on Tuesday night by foreign troops in the Bagram district of central Parwan province, a public representative said on Wednesday.
Provincial council secretary Haji Shamsulhaq Shaikhani told Pajhwok Afghan News the ANA officer, Gul Gulan, was based in Kabul.
Gulan, 25, a resident of Baba village in Bagram district, on Tuesday night wanted to visit his orchard and to irrigate the land when foreign forces opened fire at him.
According to Shaikhani, Gulan was riding a motorbike on his way to the orchard when foreign troops signaled him to stop but he didn’t, so they opened fire and killed him.
On Wednesday morning, Gulan’s relatives and local people carrying his coffin arrived in the provincial capital and placed his body in front of the governor’s house in protest.
The protesters asked local authorities to prevent such arbitrary actions by foreign troops.
Shaikhani said the provincial council members had many times met with foreign troops and had told them to have police personnel with them while patrolling at night.
He said if foreign troops and police jointly patrolled at night then there wouldn’t be such incidents.
Meanwhile, government officials in Bagram district also confirmed the killing of Gulan by foreign troops.
Bagram district chief Abdul Shakoor Qudosi said the ANA officer was killed as a result of misunderstanding.
“Gulan was riding his bike when the coalition forces warned him three times and signaled him to stop but he ignored and continued approaching them and the troops in fear gunned down him.”
The town’s head said he had no information about his duty as ANA officer.
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