Two MOI officials were killed by Taliban in Jurm district of Badakhshan province on Tuesday, officials confirmed.

Sanaullah Rohani, spokesperson for Badakhshan police department told Khaama Press that a group of 8 MOI personnel were on annual holiday to visit their families in Iskan village of Jurm district last week, after which Taliban ambushed the village on Tuesday.

Armed Taliban militants caught 27 years old Sebghatullah Samim and 28 years old Waisullah Hamidi from their homes at 20:00hrs on the evening of November 12th and shot them to dead in front of the eyes of villagers, Rohani said.

The other six security officials have successfully fled from the village, Rohani added.

An eye witness who did not want to be named in this report told Khaama Press that a group of Taliban militants attacked the village on Tuesday evening and entered the premises of Sebghatullah and Waisullah from to roof entrances and took both out of their homes.

The families of victims and villagers swore the armed men to Quran and tried to convince them to release the young men, but the militants did not care and shot them to dead, eye witness said.

Another villager speaking at anonymity said that the armed militants belonged to Qari Shamsullah, one of the commanders of Taliban.

Qari Shamsullah was injured in a battle with the Afghan security forces few years back and he was taken to a military hospital for treatment by an MP and some members of the provincial council of Badakshan, the villager claimed.

This comes as Taliban conquered Iskan village in Jurm district of Badakhshan province in late 2013 and they were recently defeated back from this village.


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