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5 of a family shot dead in Parwan

5 of a family shot dead in Parwan

Oct 04, 2012 - 14:25

CHARIKAR (PAN): Five members of a family were shot dead by a gun man in the Surkh Parsa district of central Parwan province on Thursday, officials said.

The incident took place in the Wanda valley of the district, Provincial Council Secretary Abdul Rahman Ahmadi told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Fazal Ahmad, 25, was engaged to his uncle's granddaughter five years ago, he said. His fiancée was married to another villager after Ahmad left for Iran five years ago.  

On his return from Iran, Ahmad shot dead his fiancée, her husband, parents-in-law and another man, the official alleged.

District police chief, Lt. Col. Mohammad Hassan Yaqubi, confirmed the incident, saying that the killer managed to flee.