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3 men killed, girl injured for eloping in Nuristan

3 men killed, girl injured for eloping in Nuristan

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May 12, 2019 - 15:43

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Three people have been killed and a woman seriously wounded during a clash between two families over a girl’s elopement in eastern Nuristan province, an official said on Sunday.

Governor Hafiz Abdul Qayyum told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident happened late Saturday when a girl ran away from home with a boy in Nangraj village of Nurgram district.

He said brothers and father of the girl attacked the boy’s house, in which three men were killed and the eloped girl badly wounded.

Without saying if the dead included the lover, the governor said after the incident police reached the area and arrested two suspects.

An investigation into the incident has been underway and further details would be shared later, the governor concluded.

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