Taliban affiliates in the Shigal district of eastern Kunar province opened fires at civilian people, killed a young boy, and wounded another on Thursday, March 3.
The one killed named Yaseen who was in his 20s and was hanging out with his friends after celebrating his brother’s wedding.
Local residents say that a Taliban affiliate was mistakenly hit with the outside mirror of his car in the checkpoint that led to his death. Yaseen was gunned by the very Taliban affiliate at the check post.
The slain Yaseen succumbed to his wounds while the other is still in a hospital in the neighboring Nangarhar province.
Family members of the slain Yaseen asked the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan to bring to justice the perpetrators.
Local officials of the province said to have arrested the culprits and pledged to hold them accountable for the crime they committed.
Shooting people at check posts of the Taliban is not new, they have shot over five people in different provinces in the past six months.