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Man trying to kidnap Aibak municipality official killed

Man trying to kidnap Aibak municipality official killed

Aug 30, 2017 - 20:45

AIBAK (Pajhwok): A senior municipality official shot dead a man who wanted to kidnap him in the capital of northern Samangan province, police said on Wednesday.

The slain person, identified as Faizullah, was breaking the gate of the house of Abdul Shakoor, technical manager at the municipality department of Aibak, the provincial capital, last night to kidnap Shakoor.

Faizullah opened fire at Shakoor as he reached the gate of his house and wounded him, but Faizullah was killed in Shakoor’s retaliatory fire from his pistol.

The body of Faizullah was then sent to the provincial civil hospital where Shakoor was also take for treatment.

A doctor in Samangan Civil Hospital, Dr. Mohammad Essa Raufi, said Shakoor had received three bullets in the legs and was now in stable condition. He said Faizullah was killed after a bullet hit him in the chest.

Samangan is relatively stable province, but a week ago, a former jihadi commander’s son was beheaded by two unidentified men in the province and another jihadi commander from the same area was found dead in Khulam district of Balkh province.