Mosque shooting: Family of eight killed in Afghanistan

By Our Reporter

Kabul (Precise Post) – Eight members of the same family were gunned down in an attack on a in eastern , officials said Sunday.

The happened on Saturday night in the city of Jalalabad in Nangarhar province, and was believed to be over a , the province’s governor Zaiulhaq Amarkhil said.

Five brothers and three of their male cousins were killed.

“The incident is under investigation but initial information shows a has caused the incident,” Amarkhil told AFP.

Fareed Khan, a spokesman for Nangarhar police, confirmed the attack.

, like the rest of the Muslim world, is observing the holy month of , when men gather every night to offer special prayers after fasting for the day.

Revenge are common in , where families seek justice by carrying out violent acts of vengeance based on an ancient code of honour.

So-called blood feuds can last for decades, passing down through generations in a cycle of .(Channels TV).

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