How sad


In the Arghandab district of Kandahar Province, two gunmen on a motorbike shot a respected tribal elder, Abdul Rahman, at 9 a.m. as he stood in front of his house. It was the 13th assassination of a tribal elder since mid-February.

Mr. Rahman was one of the elders who spoke up when President Hamid Karzai visited Kandahar three weeks ago and told him that much needed to change in his government, but that if it did, he and his sons would die for him, according both to local reporters in Kandahar and to the Arghandab police chief, Ezmary, who like many Afghans uses only one name.

“Rahman was one of the elders who told Karzai, ‘If you stop corruption and do more construction for the province, then me and my sons are ready to sacrifice for you,’ ” the police chief recalled.


2 responses to “How sad

  1. Zainab Ali

    It was another act of terrorism in which a person of immense importance was killed. If the government of Afghanistan is willing to hold talks with tribal leaders who are important for sustainable peace in the region then the on ground situation can change.

  2. ali hamdani

    Extremism elements in Pakistan and Afghanistan are condemned by the people. This needs to stop. The TTP go around like barbaric killing people and they must be punished to shatter the peace and unity of the region.

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