Afghan peace cleric Rahman Gul shot dead in Kunar

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Chapa Dara (Afghanistan), May 18 (ANI): A prominent Afghan Muslim cleric was shot dead along with two of his family members in the country's restive Kunar province on Sunday.

According to the BBC, Maulvi Rahman Gul was gunned down as he was returning home. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

His assassination was followed by the death of two Italian soldiers in a roadside bomb explosion in Herat.

On Sunday two US soldiers died in southern Afghanistan.

Gul was the chief cleric of his district and a member of a clerical council for eastern Afghanistan. (ANI)

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