JUST IN: Brother of Former Vice President Shot Dead

Breaking: Brother of Former Vice President Shot Dead

The family of the former Vice President of Afghanistan, Amrullah Saleh has said that the brother to the former Vice President and his driver were shot dead in northern Panjshir province.

The Taliban shot dead the brother of Amrullah Saleh, the former vice president of Afghanistan, and his driver in northern Panjshir province, Saleh’s nephew said Saturday.

Shuresh Saleh said his uncle Rohullah Azizi was going somewhere in a car Thursday when Taliban fighters stopped him at a checkpoint. “As we hear at the moment Taliban shot him and his driver at the checkpoint.” he said.

A message left with a Taliban spokesman Saturday was not immediately returned.

Shuresh Saleh said it was unclear where his uncle, an anti-Taliban fighter, was headed when the Taliban caught him. He said phones were not working in the area.

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