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Afghanistan: Gunmen kill 6, including women and clerics, in Herat

Six people, including two clerics, were killed in an attack by unknown gunmen in Jebril area in Herat City on Friday afternoon, Amu Agency reported.

Local sources indicate that among the victims were four women and two religious scholars, with an additional three individuals sustaining injuries, described as critical by sources.

The Taliban has yet to make any official statement regarding the attack.

This assault follows a similar incident about 10 days ago when two religious scholars fell victim to an attack by unidentified armed individuals in the same area.

Richard Bennett, the UN Special Rapporteur for Afghanistan, has urged for an independent and comprehensive investigation into the earlier event, emphasizing the need for accountability and justice.

Afghanistan is now facing one of the world’s worst security and humanitarian crises. The Afghan economy has no cash to pay salaries or buy food. Western aid has been suspended because the Taliban government includes designated terrorists. And millions of Afghans face acute malnutrition and starvation.

The recent series of powerful earthquakes shattered the lives of millions while thousands have been expelled from neighboring Pakistan to return to the already troubled nation ruled by the Taliban.

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