Military affairs analyst and retired army General Zalmai Wardak has been killed by unknown gunmen in Kat-i-Parwan area of capital Kabul last night, police said on Friday.
The gunmen broke into Wardak’s house in police district 2 of Kabul and killed him at around 02:00 am on Friday, said Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai.
The reason behind the incident was not cleared, but police said his driver has been arrested as one of the incident suspect and that investigation is ongoing.
His relatives said that Mr. Wardak had no enmity with anyone. “He was not neither involved in land grabbing issues nor in trade deals,” the victim’s son-in-law Kalimzai said.
Meanwhile, Farooq Wardak, State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, said that the incident indicates weaknesses of the security institutions. “There is no doubt that Kart-e-Parwan has been one of the safest areas in Kabul. Seeing such kind of attack, raises our concerns, ” he said.
Zalmai Wardak was born in 1953. He was graduated from the Kabul military academy in 1979 and served on various positions in the military. He was also reportedly a candidate in the upcoming parliamentary election from Kabul.