Crime & Justice

5 members of a family killed in attack on Kabul mosque

Kabul, Nov 23 (EFE).- At least five members of a family were killed on Wednesday at a Kabul mosque after a gunman opened fire against them, allegedly due to personal enmity, the police said.

The attack, which left one person wounded, took place on Wednesday morning at a district in northeastern Kabul, at the Khaja Rawash mosque, the Taliban security forces said.

“Today morning due to family enmity, a person opened fire and killed five members of a family and left another wounded,” Hazrat Khalid, the deputy police chief of the area, told EFE.

He added that the motives of the attack or the assailant’s links with the victims had not been established yet. The police are still looking for the gunman, who escaped after the incident.

Afghanistan’s security situation, especially in the capital, has been one of the major challenges for the Taliban since they seized power last year, as they have had to reconstitute the national security forces disbanded after the fall of the earlier government, with limited resources.

Suicide bombings and attacks on mosques, schools, diplomatic areas and high-security zones have repeatedly rocked the country, with most of them being claimed by the Islamic State terror group.

Moreover, Afghan media outlets have also informed of frequent armed robberies, kidnappings and other violent incidents due to property or money disputes between families.

Khama Press reported that there had been a substantial increase in domestic violence, honor killings, clashes, family feuds and suicides under the Taliban government.

The president of the United Nations General Assembly, Csaba Korosi (Hungary), expressed concern on rising crimes, terrorism and a surge in opium production during a session on Afghanistan’ situation earlier this month. EFE


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