Former Panjshir governor’s house catches fire

The house of Kamaluddin Nizami, former governor of Panjshir, located in Bazarak, the province’s capital, caught fire on Monday evening.

Sources close to Nizami allege the Taliban set the blaze.

Sources report the fire began on Monday evening and lasted several hours.

The Taliban said on Tuesday that an explosion from a gas cylinder was the cause of a fire in a house in Panjshir province.

Ebadullah Farooqi, a spokesperson for the Taliban security command in Panjshir, stated the fire was “quickly extinguished” by firefighting forces, though it resulted in financial losses.

This incident follows previous instances where the homes of Fazl Ahmad Manawi, the Minister of Justice in the former government, and Zahir Aghbar, Afghanistan’s ambassador to Tajikistan, were also set ablaze in Panjshir province.