AFGHANISTAN: Gunmen attack mosque and killed eight people at Afghanistan


Eight members of a family were killed when unknown attackers opened fire on them at a mosque in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province.

The shooting happened on Saturday night in the city of Jalalabad. According to Nangarhar Governor Ziaulhaq Amarkhil, the killings happened apparently over a land dispute.

Five brothers and three of their male cousins were killed.

“The shooting happened at the time of the tarawih [extra prayers in the evening during Ramadan]. This was a targeted attack and initial .

“Initial findings show the incident happened as a result of a dispute over a private land,” Amarkhail added.

A police spokesperson said they were investigating the incident, but no one has been arrested yet.