female doctor murdered in GhazniA female doctor was shot dead by unknown gunmen in eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan, local officials said Sunday.

The incident took place late on Saturday night in Mangor area of Ghazni city.

The provincial public health chief Zia Gul Asphandi said the gunmen stormed into the house of Dr. Belqis and shot dead her along with her husband.

Asphandi said the main motive behind the assassination of Dr. Belqis and her husband is not clear so far.

According to Asphandi, the assailant militants managed to flee the area following the attack.

No group including the Taliban militants has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.

Ghazni is among the volatile provinces in eastern Afghanistan where anti-government armed militant groups are actively operating and frequently carry out insurgency activities.

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