Taliban gunmen accused of killing two women and injuring another in Kunar province

Local sources in the northeastern Kunar province have accused Taliban gunmen of killing two women and injuring another in the province’s Nari district.

A local resident of Nari, Faraidoon Sapi told KabulNow that the incident took place in Sungali village on Saturday after a heated verbal exchange prompted between a local Taliban commander and residents when the former distorted the latter into paying usher.

The Taliban commander, who opened fire at local residents over the collection of usher, is Salahuddin, Sapid added.

One security official told KabulNow on condition of anonymity that the incident could have occurred due to suspected “personal enmity” between two families who belong to the Gujar tribe, one with Taliban links.

This source also confirmed that two women were killed and another wounded in the gunfire.

There is no further information available on the killing.

Taliban officials in Kunar have not commented on this either.