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Suspected militants gun down school principal in Nangarhar

Suspected militants gun down school principal in Nangarhar

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Aug 14, 2015 - 16:40

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen, believed to be Talibaninfo-icon, shot to death a school principal in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province on Friday, officials said.

Educationinfo-icon Department spokesman Mohammad Asif Shinwari told Pajhwok Afghan News Principal Fazl-i-Maula was gunned down on his way to a condolence ceremony in the district.

Ilyas Madani, peace committee member and relative of the victim, accused militants of killing the principal. He did not share further details but said the slain official was also a religious scholar.

Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, the governor's spokesperson, confirmed the incident and said the the educationist did not have any personal enmity. However, the Taliban have not yet commented on the incident.

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