Land Dispute, Traffic Accident Leave Five Dead in Nangarhar
As many as five people were killed due to an armed clash over a land dispute and a traffic accident in two districts of the eastern Nangarhar province.
Two families clashed over a land dispute late on Sunday, October 30, in the Waziri area of Khogyani district, Sayed Hassan Shah, a resident of this district, says to Kabul Now. In addition, three men — all siblings — were killed in an armed clash, adds Shah.
Local Taliban security officials say that the group’s forces have already arrested the main culprits behind the incident.
Afghanistan has witnessed a sharp increase in deadly cases of armed clashes over land disputes this year. A clash between two conflicting parties over a land dispute left five people dead and two others wounded in the northern Sar-e-Pul province on Saturday.
On the other hand, two men died after their motorcycle collided with a truck vehicle in the Batikot district of Nangarhar on Monday, October 31.
Jawad Sherzad, head of the Taliban’s traffic authority in the province, confirmed the incident. He detailed that the incident occurred today around 11:00 AM on the Turkham-Jalalabad highway.
There have been deadly reports of traffic accidents from across Afghanistan in recent months.
Poorly constructed roads, reckless driving, and narrow roads are the main causes of these deadly traffic accidents in the country.