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Unidentified gunmen kill tribal elder in Herat

Unidentified gunmen kill tribal elder in Herat

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May 26, 2015 - 11:56

HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a leading tribal elder in the Guzra district of western Herat province, said an official Tuesday.

Abdul Rauf Ahmadi, police spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that Haji Hafizulla, the slain elder was the resident of of Ziaratja village.

Two armed motorcyclists gunned down the elder on Monday night and then fled the scene after committing the crime, he added. He said police had launched investigations to nab the killers.

Mohammad Rafiq Sherzai, spokesman for Herat Civil Hospital, confirmed receiving dead body of the elder. He said postmortem revealed the elder had many gun shots on his body.

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