KABUL: The First Vice President Amrullah Saleh says the Taliban insurgent group was behind Yousuf Rashid’s assassination, CEO of Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA).
On Saturday, the Ministry of Interior announced that three suspects had been arrested in connection with the assassination, adding the case was still under investigation as other suspects were also involved in this incident.
However, Saleh claimed the perpetrators were members of a small Taliban faction – the so-called Muslimyar group operating in Logar province.
“One of the assassins had made himself a classmate of Yusuf Khan’s son to [collect information] and implemented their plan,” he said, adding, “I hope these assassins will also be executed once the case is complete.”
Rashid was killed in December last year in PD7 of Kabul city by unknown gunmen.
The Taliban have not commented in this regard so far; however, the group has frequently denied its involvement in the recent targeted killings across the country.