Officials from the Taliban in Nimruz province said a man murdered nine members of his family, including his wife and four children.

The event occurred on Sunday, June the 12th, in the second district of Zaranj city, according to Mohammad Mohajer, the security officer of the Nimruz Local Police.

The killer, according to Mohajer, shot nine members of his family, including his wife, children, and father-in-law, before fleeing the scene.

Wais, the son of Turjan from Farah province, is the assailant. The motivation for the massacre still remains unknown and a mystery.

Officials from the security forces noted that efforts are being made to arrest the attacker.

In late May, a man killed his wife and injured two of his children in Samangan province.

Almost a month ago, two women were killed by their husbands in two separate incidents in Uruzgan province’s central and Deh Rawood districts.

The rate of suicides and personal enmity that result in homicides, target killings, honor killings, and car accidents has grown in recent months.

Author

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