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Couple shot dead in Kunar capital, says police chief

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Couple shot dead in Kunar capital, says police chief

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May 28, 2016 - 12:41

ASADABAD (Pajhwok): A couple has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Saturday.

The overnight shooting occurred in the Karhala village on the outskirts of Asadabad, the provincial capital, the Kunar police chief said.

Brig. Gen. Abdul Haseeb Syedkhel told Pajhwok Afghan News the gunmen entered a civilian house in the village and killed the couple.

He said the victims, who had migrated from neighbouring Nuristan province were also stabbed with knives after being shot at.

No one has been detained so far in connection with the double-murder incident, for which there is no claim of responsibility yet.

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