9 homeless drug users shot dead in Kabul | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, February 17, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:11 AM, February 17, 2020

9 homeless drug users shot dead in Kabul

Gunmen shot dead nine homeless drug users in the Afghan capital, officials said yesterday, shining a light on chronic drug abuse in the world's biggest producer of opium but a rare incident of apparently coordinated violence against addicts. The motive for the Saturday night attack by the unidentified gunmen in Kabul was not known and police said they were investigating. The men had been sleeping in an open area and a forensic examination had shown they were drug users. There are an estimated 2.5 million drug users in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Public Health says.

 

Source: AFP, 

Stay updated on the go with The Daily Star Android & iOS News App. Click here to download it for your device.

Grameenphone:
Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 22222

Robi:
Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 2222


Banglalink:
Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 2225

Leave your comments

Top News

Top News

Top