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Khost tribal elder gunned down in mosque

Khost tribal elder gunned down in mosque

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Jun 26, 2017 - 17:11

KHOST (Pajhwok): A tribal elder was gunned down on Monday morning by unknown gunmen inside a mosqueinfo-icon in the Alisher Tirazai district of southeastern Khost province, witnesses said.

The elder, Habib Shah Khan, was offering morning prayer at the village mosque when two gunmen entered the mosque and opened fire, killing the elder on the spot, a resident Shah Mohammad, told Pajhwok Afghan News

He said the attackers fled after killing Khan.

Another resident, Mohammad Nazir, said Khan had been involved in resolving tribal disputes and had no personal enmity.

No one has claimed responsibility for the murder and local officials have not yet commented on the incident.

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