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Former HIA commander gunned down in Logar mosque attack

Former HIA commander gunned down in Logar mosque attack

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Jun 22, 2017 - 11:41

PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen gunned down former Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistaninfo-icon (HIA) commander and another civilian in a mosqueinfo-icon in central Logar province, an official said on Thursday.

The incident took place at around 10:00pm late on Wednesday night in Mohammad Agha district.

District Administrative Chief, Naseer Afghan Ameen, told Pajhowk Afghan News two motorcyclists who covered faces with mask opened fires at people in the mosque during the Taraveh prayer in Sarkhabad area.

He said two people were killed and two others wounded. Sher Agha Kochai former HIA commander was among the dead. An investigation had been launched by police, he added.

An eyewitness, Ahmadullah, said they were offering the Taraveh prayer when all of the sudden firing started. He said two people were killed and three others wounded.

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