In the central Afghan province of Ghor, a young man allegedly killed himself with a pistol as a result of family violence, according to local Taliban security authorities.

The Ghor Police Chief Office’s media department issued a statement today, Tuesday, August 2, stating that the man’s name was Khal Muhammad and that he was originally from Faryab province.

Khal Muhammad, according to the police in Ghor province, killed himself with a pistol, in the Qudhak village of Ghor province.

According to the Taliban security officials in the Ghor province, who are conducting an investigation, domestic violence was the cause of the young man’s death.

Afghanistan is in the midst of the “worst humanitarian crisis” since the Taliban came to power and is at its worst in terms of poverty, unemployment, and hunger, all of which have a direct or indirect impact on the crime rate.

Domestic violence, personal animosity, and family blood feuds have increased recently, leading to more suicides, homicides, target killings, and honor killings.


  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).