Taliban kill province-gov't tribal elder, 4 sons in Afghanistan's Baghlan province
In the latest wave of pre-election violent attacks, the Taliban insurgents killed a tribal elder along with his four sons in Afghanistan's northern Baghlan province Tuesday evening, Mahmoud Haqmal, the spokesman for provincial administration, said Wednesday.
"Armed militants stormed the house of Mir Yar Mohammad, a former police officer killing him and his four sons on Tuesday night in Burqa district," Haqmal told Xinhua.
The militants, he added, had accused Mohammad's two young sons of working for the government.
Militants loyal to Taliban outift had killed Burqa's police chief in an ambush weeks ago.
The bloody attack occurred while Afghans are going to take part in the country's second parliamentary election on Saturday September 18 amid tight security as the hardliner militias have vowed to derail the process.
More than 2,500 candidates with some 400 of them women had registered their names to secure 249 seats in Afghan Wolesi Jirga or Lower House of parliament in the militancy-hit central Asian state.