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Local film actor shot dead in Balkh

Local film actor shot dead in Balkh

Nov 17, 2018 - 12:13

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen have shot dead a local film actor and producer, Qudos Farahmand in the Khulm district of northern Balkh province, an official said on Saturday.

Police spokesman Mohammad Ikram Samee told Pajhwok Afghan News that the incident took place in Tashqurghan Tangi area of the district on Friday.

He said two motorcyclists shot dead Farahmand in the area where he had gone for picnic. Samee said the motive behind Farahmand’s assassination was not yet known.

Meanwhile, provincial culture and information head, Zabiullah Ariayee, termed the killing of Farahmand as huge lose. He said that the slain actor had always spread peace and brotherhood messages through theatre.

He urged security officials of the province to arrested the killers of Farahmand and bring to justice in the earliest possible.

Qudos Farahmand, hailed from Balkh province and served as a local actor and producer since two years back.

According to another report, a young man named Adib Sherzad was found dead in mysterious circumstances in Dahdadi district of Balkh on Friday.

Security officials confirmed the incident but gave no further details.


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