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Insurgents gun down tribal elder in Zabul

Insurgents gun down tribal elder in Zabul

Oct 16, 2017 - 19:32

QALAT (Pajhwok): Insurgents gunned down a prominent tribal elder in Shajoy district of southern Zabul province on Monday, officials said.

Zabul governor’s spokesman, Gul Islam Sayal, told Pajhwok Afghan News Taliban insurgents shot dead the elder, Matiullah Khan, today morning.

He said Khan had no connection with the government and had been active resolving people’s problems and disputes in local jirgas.

He said the assailants fled the area after the incident, however, security forces had launched a manhunt for them.

Shajoy is one of Zabul’s insecure districts where many areas are under Taliban’s control.