Baqir Mohaqiq, son of Second Deputy of Chief Executive and an Afghan prominent politician Mohammad Mohaqiq was shot dead by his brother in PD^3 of Kabul city. The Interior Ministry said in a statement that Baqir and his younger brother Hussain Mohaqiq clashed with each other at around 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. As a result, Baqir was killed and four of Mohaqiq’s bodyguards and Hussian were wounded in the incident, the statement added. All wounded individuals were taken to the hospital, the MoI said , adding that investigation is underway to the motive behind the clash. Hussain was reportedly suffering from mental illness as it would be a factor of the incident.
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