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PublishDate: Wednesday, March 3, 202109:14

Well known cleric shot dead in Kabul while on his way to mosque

Faiz Mohammad Fayez, former head of the Ulema Council in Kunduz province, was shot dead by unknown gunmen in PD17 of Kabul city early Wednesday morning, Kabul police confirmed.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_Police said an investigation is underway.

Meanwhile, a number of residents of Kabul’s Sarkutal Golden Township area said Faiz Mohammad Fayez, was #shot_dead by two unidentified gunmen as he walked to a mosque this morning.

Kabul police spokesman #Ferdows_Faramarz confirmed the killing but said early reports indicate it was not a “terrorist act” but a case of murder.

This comes after a prominent Afghan cleric Mohammad Atif was killed about a month ago in an explosion, along with two others, in Kabul.

Mohammad #Atif, a well-known cleric from a #Kabul-based charity group, was killed when an IED on the vehicle he was traveling in exploded.

No group has claimed responsibility for that attack.

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