(MENAFN- Pajhwok Afghan News)
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Unknown gunmen shot dead a tribal elder at a time when he was offering morning prayers at a mosque in Chaparhar district of eastern Nangarhar province on Friday.
The elder, Maulvi Muhammad Qayyum, was killed while offering prayers in Manu village, Chaparhar district administrative chief Qari Badruddin Chaparhari told Pajhwok Afghan News.
He said security forces had been sent to the village to investigate the murder.
Mohammad Jan, A resident of the area, also told Pajhwok that Maulvi Abdul Qayyum was killed while offering morning prayers in the mosque.
There was no claim of responsibility for the assassination.
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