A man inadvertently shot himself and died while cleaning a gun, in Paktia province, in eastern Afghanistan, according to local Taliban officials.

This horrible incident occurred yesterday, Monday, July 18th, according to the update of the Taliban’s Department of Information and Culture in the Tsamkani district of Paktia province.

According to the Taliban’s report from the Directorate of Information and Culture, a man named Abdul Jabbar mistakenly shot himself while cleaning his gun and tragically died before going to the emergency room.

A young girl in Takhar province in northeastern Afghanistan, recently reportedly killed herself while posing for a photo with a gun, according to local sources.

It is said that this girl committed suicide, despite conflicting accounts of the events, in this case, being reported.

This girl was hurt by a bullet in her throat, the informant continued. Yet she passed away in the hospital.

In the recent past, a man in the province of Zabul province in southern Afghanistan accidentally killed his brother and nephew by shooting them as he was cleaning his gun.


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