Kabul, Mar 28 (AP) An Afghan official says that at least two people including a district police chief were gunned down when militants opened fire on a crowd gathered at a funeral in eastern Nangarhar province. Also Read - Even Pakistan, Afghanistan Handled Covid-19 Better: Rahul Gandhi Takes a Dig at Govt Over IMF Projections
Noor Ahmad Habibi, deputy spokesman for the provincial governor in Nangarhar, says that four other civilians were wounded in the attack late Wednesday afternoon. Also Read - Afghanistan: 15 Feared Dead as Two Air Force Helicopters Collide in Nawa
Matiullah Safi, district police chief for Khewa district, was attending the funeral of a soldier when he was shot and killed by unknown gunmen, added Habibi. Also Read - NSA Ajit Doval Holds Talks With Peace Council Chief Abdullah Abdullah For 'Independent' Afghanistan
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but both Taliban insurgents and Islamic State group affiliates are active in eastern Afghanistan and have claimed previous attacks in Nangarhar province. (AP) CPS 03281927
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.