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School principal killed in Faryab, Taliban deny hand

School principal killed in Faryab, Taliban deny hand

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Jan 01, 2016 - 11:10

MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Local officials on Friday said a girls’ school principal has been gunned down by unidentified men in Khwaja Sabzposh district of northwestern Faryab province.

The district chief, Abdullah Masumi, told Pajhwok Afghan News Mullahinfo-icon Jan Mohammad, who also served as head of the local development council, was shot dead on his way home from mosqueinfo-icon on Thursday evening.

Masumi accused Talibaninfo-icon militants of killing Mohammad, but Qari Taj Mohammad, who speaks for Taliban in Faryab, told Pajhwok Afghan News over the telephone that they were not involved.

According to Masumi, the slain person was also a member of the Junbish-i-Milli Islami party led by first-vice president Abdul Rashid Dostum.

Naqibullah, a resident of the area, said Mullah Jan Mohammad had been supporting development activities in his area.

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