A conflict between two families in the province of Paktia in southeast Afghanistan allegedly resulted in two deaths and seven injuries, according to local officials of the Taliban administration.

The Taliban’s spokesperson for the Police office in Paktia province, Omar Badri, stated that on Tuesday, August 9, these two families, who were embroiled in a legal dispute, engaged in a violent and fatal confrontation.

According to the local sources, the incident occurred in one of the Zurmat district’s villages, in Paktia province on Tuesday, August 9.

The Paktia police spokesperson told the media that the incident has left two fatalities and wounded seven other people.

According to a health official in the province, seven injured people and two dead bodies were taken to the Gardiz District Hospital.

The source said that five of the wounded were in critical condition and have been transported to a hospital in Paktia for treatment.

The Taliban authorities confirmed the occurrence of a family feud between the two families in the Zurmat district of the province of Paktia and added that the group is looking into the matter.

Under the Taliban’s rule, domestic violence, honor killings, personal and social enmity, family blood feuds, and suicide reports have all sharply escalated recently.

The Taliban have pledged to ensure security, but despite their promises, crimes have remained high and in some provinces even gotten worse recently.

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