July 30, 2014

Gunmen attack Iranian consulate staff in Mazar-e-Sharif city

By Sajad - Wed Feb 13, 10:19 pm

Balkh provinceAccording to reports unknown gunmen attacked a staff member of the Iranian consulate in northern Mazar-e-Sharif city of Afghanistan on Wednesday night.

The incident took place around 8 pm local time after gunmen riding motorcycles opened fire on Mohammad Ewaz Khalili in Khurasan area in Mazar-e-Sharif city while he was on his way from University to his home.

A close source to Mr. Khalili, Mohammad Nasir Ahmadi said his health condition is satisfactory and is currently under the treatment in Mazar-e-Sharif civilian hospital.

According to Mr. Ahmadi, Mohammad Ewaz Khalili was injured from his chest and stomach after four bullets fired by unknown gunmen hit him.

He said doctors have removed three bullets from his body and the fourth bullet has not been removed yet.

Local security officials yet to comment regarding the incident and the main motive behind the attack is yet not clear.

This comes as unknown gunmen have recently boosted their activities across various regions of northern Mazar-e-Sharif city.

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