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3 members of a family gunned down in Faryab

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3 members of a family gunned down in Faryab

Jun 14, 2016 - 13:50

MAIMANA (Pajhwok):  Three member of a family have been killed by a Talibaninfo-icon-linked relative in the Khwaja Sabzposh district of north western Faryab province, an official said on Tuesday.

District chief, Abdullah Masoomi, told Pajhwok Afghan News the overnight shooting took place in the Kosa Qala locality of the town at 11:00pm.

Eng. Abdul Haq, a former foreign NGO worker, his wife and their 5-year- son were gunned down by Habibullah, brother of his ex-spouse and member of the Taliban movement.

Masoomi linked the incident to family tensions. Abdul Haq had divorced his first wife some years back. Habibullah, his brother-in-law, had since been angry with Haq.

Three other children of Abdul Haq -- aged between one to four years -- were shell-shockedby the killing of their parents, the official said. Habibullah, who joined the Taliban five months back, is heading a rebel group.

A local resident said Haq worked as a technical assistant for a foreign organisation, but for the past one month he worked in a shop and manufactured and repaired electronic transformers.


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