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Gunmen Kill Woman, Two Men in Balkh on Charges of ‘Illegal Relationship’

Unknown gunmen have killed a woman and two men on charges of having illegal relationship in Shulgara district of northern Balkh province, local police said Monday.

The victims identified as Mirza, Ghulam Ali and Gulsum were killed by several gunmen in Khakbadak village of the district on Sunday morning, Police Chief of Shulgara district, Sayed Arif Iqbali said, adding investigation is underway to arrest the perpetrators.

The Balkh police chief’s spokesman, Sherkhan Dorani; however, confirmed the death of two men in the district, and considered the case as criminal one. 

According to Iqbali, one of the slain people – Ghulam Ali was a local police officer and the other woman Gulsom was mother of three children who were “brutally” killed by the unknown gunmen.

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