July 24, 2014

Afghan film actor assassinated in Nangarhar province

By Mirwais Adeel - Tue Dec 18, 2:20 pm

Afghan policeAccording to local authorities in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, unknown armed men assassinated an Afghan actor in this province.

Provincial governor spokesman Ahmadzia Abdulzai confirming the report said the dead body of the Afghan cinema actor Zahir Armani was found in Behsud district.

He said, “Preliminary reports shows Mr. Armani was kidnapped by unknown gunmen two days back. His dead body was recovered today in Behsud district.”

Nangarhar is relatively a peaceful region in eastern Afghanistan however militants and criminal individuals recent activities have created tensions among the local residents and security officials.

Assassination of social activists and artists have been criticized by cultural activists and warned to take strict actions if the murder case of Mr. Armani was not properly followed.

Afghan actor Babrak Amir said Zahir Armani was one of the well known actor in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan and urged security institutions to strictly follow the incident.

Zahir Armani was 30 year old and started his career in cinema industry six years back.

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