Masked men kill teacher in Afghanistan

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Kabul, July 21 (IANS) A teacher was shot dead by two masked gunmen in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, the latest in a string of targeted killing in the militancy-hit country, an official said on Friday.

“Sahab-ul-Haq was shot dead in a mosque in Chaparhar district on Thursday night when he was offering night prayers,” Xinhua news agency quoted the official as saying.

The 50-year-old was serving in a girl high school in Nangarhar, 120 km east of Kabul, for years, a statement said.

People considered to be supporting the government, religious leaders, tribal elders and persons involved in peace and reconciliation efforts have came under attack in the past years.

–IANS

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