According to local sources in Faryab province in northern Afghanistan, unidentified assailants shot and killed a man in the district of Almar, which is located about 35 kilometers from the provincial capital.

The incident, according to sources occurred in Halwa Khor village of the said district on Saturday night, July 16.

The Taliban’s director of Information and Culture for the Faryab province, Shamsullah Mohammadi, confirmed the veracity of this information to the media and stated that the respective department is currently conducting an investigation.

He also told the media that the motive of the crime is unknown but is the subject of the ongoing investigation.

The victim, whose name was Bukharuddin, had just returned from Iran three days ago and was gunned down last night while he was on the way to visit a relative, according to the source.

Reports of people being killed by armed individuals and groups have sharply increased since the Taliban took control.

The Taliban, on the other hand, dispute that there has been an increase in insecurity in Afghanistan and assert that since they took power, Afghanistan’s security has been established.

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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).