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Cleric, his daughter gunned down in Faryab

Cleric, his daughter gunned down in Faryab

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Jun 11, 2017 - 12:02

MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Militants have shot dead a religious scholar and his daughter in the Andkhoi district of northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Sunday.

District chief Sultan Mohammad Sanjer accused the Talibaninfo-icon for the killing of Maulviinfo-icon Abdul Rasoul and his daughter.

He said armed men forced their way into Rasoul’s house on Saturday night and sprayed bullets on father and daughter Najia while they were sleeping. Rasoul’s son was injured in the attack.

He said Najia’s husband who was mysteriously killed few days back had links with the Taliban.

Police wanted to take Najia into their custody today but she was killed last night and the Taliban managed to flee the area, he added.

Separately, a 10 year-old child Samiullah lost his legs as a result of roadside bomb blast in Moqani area of Pashtunkot district late on Saturday evening.

The injured child father said they were poor and his son used to bring water to security forces check –posts against 50 Afghanis.

Sa/nh

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