The body of Ahmadani’s wife and three children were also found riddled with bullets. Only the youngest daughter, aged four, survived the assassination, current hospitalised in a critical condition. His two children, aged eight and 11, sustained gunshot wounds to the head and chest.
Ahmadani’s neighbour told Sharqiyya News how the youngest daughter clambered her way down the staircase of her home to reach the front porch where neighbours found her.
Colleagues knew him as a man of charisma, unlikely to have had enemies or be embroiled in any tribal conflict.