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Taliban gun down 2 brothers in Helmand’s Nawa

Taliban gun down 2 brothers in Helmand’s Nawa

Aug 29, 2016 - 21:35

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Talibaninfo-icon militants killed two brothers after taking them away from their home in Nawa district of southern Helmand province, officials said on Monday.

The governor’s spokesman, Omar Zwak, told Pajhwok Afghan News the insurgents dragged the two brothers out of their home on Sunday and shot them dead in Mangalzo village.

One of the brothers was a farmer and the other a taxi driver, Zwak said, adding the duo had no enmity with anyone and had no relation with the government. 

A resident of Nawa district, Wali Jan, confirmed the incident and said: “Insurgents tugged the two brothers and gunned them down and threw their bodies near the village.” He said the two had no government job but their brother was a former policeman.

Insurgents are in control of the entire Nawa district except the district centre building.

Officials say Taliban killed a schoolteacher and three butchers over the past few days.

There has been so far no word from insurgents regarding the killing of the two brothers.



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