Civilian Killed as Afghan MPs’ Forces Clash

MPs are fighting over 'tens of acres of land'

According to locals in Afghanistan’s Bagrami District, on the outskirts of the capital of Kabul, a civilian bystander was killed last week when security guards loyal to a pair of MPs got into a fight.

The MPs were identified as Mohammed Sediqqi and Allah Mujahid, members of the upper and lower houses, respectively. The two MPs are, according to locals, engaged in a land dispute over “tens of acres of land.”

That argument quickly led to a pair of security guards, one on each side, getting into a gunfight, and in the course of that, a villager was shot, and ultimately died.

Both MPs feigned ignorance on the matter, saying they are unaware of any incident having even happened, and both insisting no guards got into any fights.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is news editor of Antiwar.com.