Afghan man guns down 16 family members over property dispute 2009-09-27 18:55:58   Print

    KABUL, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- In a rare incident, a man in Ghazni province south of Afghanistan shot dead 16 members of his family and self over property dispute, provincial police chief said Sunday.

    "Mohammad Zaman, son of Qari Abdul Hakim, sprayed bullets and killed 16 members of his family including his father and later shot himself dead Saturday night," Khialbaz Shirzoi told Xinhua.

    Only his mother and his child who were not present at the site of the bloody incident have escaped, he added.

    The father, according to the official, was going divide his property including house and garden among siblings but Zaman disputed and opened fire killing all.

Editor: Anne Tang
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