AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Two brothers of a family have been gunned down by unknown armed men in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, local officials said on Wednesday.
The unpleasant incident has happened in the vicinity of Rodat district of Nangarhar late on Tuesday night.
The provincial government media office in a statement said the two brothers were in their field where unknown men attacked them and killed with knives.
The statement added the victims have been identified as Halim and Samim who were 18 and 20 year old.
The main motive behind the murder of the two brothers has not been determined so far.
The Nangarhar government said investigation is in progress and search operation to detain the perpetrators of the incident is also underway.
This comes as there has been increased in ratio of criminal incidents across the country.
According to observers the ongoing poverty, lack of financial resources and unemployment among the people are the root causes to be blamed for the majority of the criminal incidents.
However, some murder cases also take place due to personal enmity and clash of interests which results in violent clashes.