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Religious scholar gunned down in Nangarhar

Religious scholar gunned down in Nangarhar

Jul 17, 2017 - 13:53

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a religious scholar in the Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, an official said.

Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the incident happened in Chamtali area of the district at 7:00am.

He identified the scholar as Assadullah, also a doctor who ran a seminary in the area. A manhunt has been launched for the killers. There has been no claim of responsibility for the murder so far.

Three days ago, a local poet was gunned down by unidentified attackers. Target killings in the capital and some districts of Nangarhar have been lately increased.


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