Taliban militants blow up Shams-ul-Arifeen shrine in Ghazni

Salaam Times

GHAZNI -- The Taliban Wednesday (May 1) blew up one of the oldest shrines in Ghazni Province, according to local Afghan officials.

Militants destroyed the Shams-ul-Arifeen shrine, one of the oldest in Ghazni city and one of the most famous in the province, late at night, Mohammad Arif Noori, a spokesperson for the Ghazni governor, said in a statement Thursday (May 2).

The shrine was venerated nationwide, said the statement.

The Taliban did not immediately comment.

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