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2 tribal elders from Chaparhar gunned down in Jalalabad

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2 tribal elders from Chaparhar gunned down in Jalalabad

Feb 28, 2017 - 15:26

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two tribal elders were killed by unidentified gunmen in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Tuesday, an official said.

Yar Mohammad and Haji Seddiq from Chaparhar district were gunned down in Majboorabad area of the city at 8am, the governor’s spokesman said.

Attaullah Khogyani told Pajhwok Afghan News Yar Mohammad was a guest of Haji Seddiq and both were killed immediately when they got out of latter’s house.

Khogyani said Governor Gulab Mangal had expressed his grave concern over the incident and called the killing of the tribal elders a big loss to Chaparhar.

The governor ordered security organs to investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice. No one has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.


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