Taliban has killed an Afghan scholar who was in the way to travel from Baghlan to northern Kunduz province.

Aziz Ahmad Panjshiri, scholar and university lecturer has been killed by the Taliban militants in a highway between Baghlan and Kunduz provinces, Jawid Besharat, the spokesperson for Baghlan province confirmed.

The incident has taken place on Tuesday in the Hematkhil district of the new Baghlan city, where Taliban militants have wide appearance, Besharat said.

Taliban has not so far commented on this murder case.

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and his Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah have released their condolence messages saying the Taliban cannot weaken the cultural and educational sector by showing violence and terroristic acts.

Aziz Ahmad Panjshiri was a 70 year old scholar and lecturer at the Kabul University.

Panshiri was also a cultural advisor to the Kabul mayor, Ahmad Zaki Sarfaraz.


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