Afghanistan: Gunman shoots nine homeless people in Kabul

In Afghanistan, a Gunman shot dead nine homeless people in the capital, Kabul yesterday.

Ferdaus Faramarz, a spokesman for Kabul police told that the shooting took place at the side of the Qrough mountain.

The motive for yesterday night’s attack was not known and police said they were investigating. The people had been sleeping in an open area and a forensic examination had shown they were drug users.

There are an estimated 2.5 million drug users in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Public Health says, with most thought to addicted to heroin made from opium poppies grown in the country.

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