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Herat: Prisoner stabbed to death; man gunned down

Herat: Prisoner stabbed to death; man gunned down

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Sep 01, 2018 - 15:02

HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): One inmate was killed by another while a man was shot dead by unidentified assailants in western Herat province, officials said on Saturday.

Gul Ahmad Ramish, the attorney general, told Pajhwok Afghan News after a verbal dispute, one prisoner was stabbed to death by another in the main provincial jail late on Friday night.

He said the victim’s body was evacuated to hospital and the court would issue its decision about the alleged killer, named Gul Ahmad.

The accused was arrested last year by the security forces on charges of murder, carrying weapons and forgery of documents. He was later sentenced to 10 years jail by the court.

The victim, named Basir Ahmad, was also arrested four years ago in connection with murder. He had been sentenced to 16 years in jail.

Rafiq Sherzai, spokesman for the zonal hospital, said the injured inmate was brought to hospital in critical condition. He succumbed to his wounds later on. He was stabbed in the neck.

Separately, an individual was shot dead in Herat City by unidentified gunmen at 10:30am, said the governor’s spokesman.

Abdul Ahad Walizada said personal enmity was behind the shooting. Police had launched a mounted for the killers, he concluded.

sa/mud

 

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