According to local sources, Nematullah Wali, a university instructor in Nangarhar, a province in eastern Afghanistan, was stabbed to death in the city of Jalalabad by armed robbers.

Professor Nematullah Wali was attacked last week when he was caught in a confrontation with the robbers who first took the professor’s phone and money by force, and then stabbed him in Jalalabad’s fourth district, according to sources.

The health provincial officials reported that his condition was critical as he was taken to the hospital.

However, the professor’s brother said that his brother, professor Nematullah Wali has died this morning, 19th June, in the hospital.

After professor’s phone and cash was taken, the robbers were said to have escaped the crime scene and have not yet been arrested by the Taliban security officials.

The provincial security officials of the Taliban have not yet responded to the incident.

Professor Nematullah Wali’s demise comes at a time when Afghanistan faces a brain drain situation, which according to the experts, affect the Taliban’s ability to rule in the country.

Target killings, and criminal acts rate have soared in Afghanistan parallel to the upsurge in unemployment, hunger and poverty.


  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).