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Badakhshan: 2 shot dead, 4 injured in avalanche

Badakhshan: 2 shot dead, 4 injured in avalanche

Feb 11, 2017 - 15:21

FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Two men, including a police officer, have been shot dead by unknown gunmen in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Saturday.

Col. Sakhidad Haidari, crime branch chief, told Pajhwok Aghan News the incident occurred in the 1st municipality district of Faizabad, the provincial capital, at around 8pm on Friday night.

He said the unidentified gunmen opened fire at Ahmad Shah, a resident of the area, and Adil, a counter-terrorism officer, and killed both.

He added the killers were yet to be identified; they managed to flee the area. A police probe had been launched into the incident, he continued.

Meanwhile, Ahmad Naveed Frotan, Badakhshan governor’s spokesman, said an overnight avalanche in Yavan district wounded four people -- two critically.