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NATO forces kill a religious lecturer in Faryab

Fri Apr 13, 12:12 pm

Qari Qiyam-ud-din, a lecturer at the department of Islamic studies has been killed in NATO and Afghan forces night raid in Maimana city of the northern Faryab province last Wednesday night.

According to Mr. Amin, the father of the late Qiyam-ud-din, “His son was engaged in teaching Holy Quran and Islamic studies and had no links with any anti-government group or network”.

He called the government officials recent statement about Afghan security forces independent operations as fraud.

Meanwhile, Mualvi Ghulam Nabi Ghafouri, the deputy of Faryab Ulema Council said,” Qari Qiyam-ud-din had no deals with political parties and was teaching Islamic studies to nearly 1000 young and children.

On the other hand, ISAF forces based in Faryab province issued a press release which says, “A key member of “Junbesh”, an Uzbek terrorist network has killed in Maimana city of Faryab province and also detained his 2 fellows”.

The killed one was engaged in terrorist activities and prepared the youth to suicide attacks, the release added.

Faryab provincial officials denied to provide any information to media and said that the central government should send a delegation for further clarification of this incident.

The incident occurred in such narrow time, that recently Afghan and NATO military officials had handed over the command of night raids to Afghan security forces in a formal meeting.

According to another report, Zulfiqar Commando Forces in Northern Zone claims about the beginning of their second independent operation in Ghormach district of Faryab province.

A number of armed Taliban were killed and wounded in these operations, Jawed Saleem, the spokesman of Zulfiqar Commando Forces said.

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