At Least 10 Imams Killed In Nangarhar In Two Months: Official
[ToloNews] Almost a dozen religious scholars have been killed in attacks by unknown gunnies in the eastern province of Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
in the past two months, the provincial governor’s front man, Attaullah Khogyani said on Saturday.
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Khogyani said that no one has been arrested in connection to the killings.
"Details of some cases have been shared by the National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
with the other religious scholars in Nangarhar," said Khogyani.
The deputy head of Nangarhar Provincial Council, Abdullah Shinwari, said that a number of foreign intelligence agencies are behind the murders in the province.
"We held meetings with local officials on how to ensure the safety of the religious scholars," Shinwari said.
Nangarhar residents, meanwhile, called on government to ensure the safety of imams.
"The attacks are threat against all religious scholars in Nangarhar," said Hassan, a Nangarhar resident.
In a recent incident, Mullah Safiullah Hanafi, Imam of Qaletak mosque in Khiwa district of Nangarhar was killed in an attack by unknown gunnies the district when he was leaving the mosque on June 12.
Posted by: trailing wife 2019-06-16