The Taliban militants have assassinated a tribal elder in central Logar province of Afghanistan who had crafted a bravery medal out of gold for the US President Donald Trump.

The Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed that the elder Gul Nabi was kille in a bomb explosion in Logar province.

Mujahid further added that Gul Nabi had crafted a medal for the US leader and had handed it over to the US Embassy in Kabul.

The handmade medal was prepared with a total cost of $645 with the contribution of the participants of an informal Jirga in which around 300 people had participated.

Syed Farhad Akbari, a community leader in the province, on January 14 told RFE/RL’s Afghan Service that more than 300 people at an informal “jirga,” or council, of concerned citizens agreed to award the medal to the U.S. president.

He said the handwritten message on the award states: “This Bravery Medal is from the Afghan people to Donald Trump, president of the United States of America.”

Akbari said the cost of the medal was about 45,000 Afghanis ($645), considered a large sum for many in the region, about 60 kilometers outside of the capital, Kabul.


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