Local pro-govt tribal leader shot dead

Local pro-govt tribal leader shot dead

Monitoring Desk

KANDAHAR: Gunmen killed a pro-government tribal leader in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province, local police said Monday.

“Alizaman, a tribal elder and influential leader, was shot and killed outside his house in Zintu area of Mianshin district late on Sunday,” Jamal Barekzai, provincial police spokesman, told Xinhua.

The assailants fled the scene after the shooting and provincial police had been investigating the attack, said the official.

In the meantime, the Afghan National Police arrested a member of Taliban militant group who tried to kill a religious scholar in Herat city, capital of western Herat province, on Sunday, the Afghan Interior Ministry confirmed earlier on Monday.

On July 27, the UNAMA said in a report that civilian casualties in Afghanistan decreased 13 percent in the first six months of 2020 in comparison with the same period of last year.

More than 1,280 civilians were killed and over 2,170 others wounded during the period, according to UNAMA report. (Xinhua)

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