Tribal Elder Killed In Nangarhar, Protesters Block Jalalabad-Torkham Highway

8/6/2022

Following the murder of a tribal elder in Nangarhar province, residents in a protest briefly blocked the Jalalabad-Torkham highway.

According to local sources, Jamil Khan, a tribal elder, was taken out of his house and killed on Friday in Hazarnaw area of Momand district.

A source told Afghanistan International that the protesters opened the highway to traffic after the Taliban's local authorities pledged to address the case.

Jamil Khan's family said that the tribal elder had no enmity with any person in the past.

So far, no person or group has claimed responsibility for his murder.

Local sources said that the killing of tribal elders and clerics in this province has increased after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan.

A week ago, in Chaparhar district of Nangarhar province, another tribal elder had been killed by unidentified people when he was returning from the mosque.

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