Man Kills Nine Family Members, Including Wife and Children in Afghanistan

An Afghan man shot dead nine members of his own family, including his wife, and children in Afghanistan’s western Nimruz province.

Provincial police spokesperson Bahram Haqmal identified the suspect only as as “Wais” and said that the killings occurred on Sunday in 2nd PD in Zaranj city and the suspected fled the crime sites.

According to Haqmal, the victims included two wives of the alleged killer, his four children and his in-law’s family members.

The exact reason behind the incident was not clear so far, but officials said it could be due to family problems.

Police launched an investigation into the incident.

Since the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan in August last year, domestic violence, and mysterious killings of women have been reported across the country.

In late May, a man killed his wife and wounded his two children in Samangan province.

In another similar incident, two women were killed by their husbands in Uruzgan province.

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