Afghan policeUnknown gunmen shot dead two young men while they were returning from a sports complex in north-eastern Takhar province of Afghanistan.

According to local security officials in Takhar province, the two young men were shot dead by unknown gunmen in Cha’ab district.

Santullah Temori, spokesman for the provincial police commandment, confirming the report, said Afghan security forces have launched investigations to arrest those involved behind the incident.

This comes as militants carried out at least two attacks on young men who were busy with the sports games in southern and eastern Afghanistan.

At least three young men who were playing football were killed after militants attacked a football ground in Maiwand district of Kandahar province earlier last week.

Gunmen also assassinated five young men in eastern Laghman province of Afghanistan while they were playing volleyball.

The incident in Laghman province took place on Thursday in Alingar district, after a group of unknown gunmen opened fire on the boys in the playground.

No group has so far claimed responsibility behind the incidents.


  • Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.