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Bala Murghab residents complain of highway robbery

Bala Murghab residents complain of highway robbery

Mar 15, 2011 - 17:00

QALA-I-NAW (PANinfo-icon): Residents and drivers in Bala Murghab district of northwestern Badghis province have complained about the increasing looting of passengers on highways.

Security officials, however, say they have setup checkpoints to prevent robbers on the highway.

Noorullah, 36, a resident of Bala Murghab district, said he was harassed by robbers twice on the highway. “Last week, when going to Qala-i-Naw, the robbers stopped our car and stole 5,000 afghanis ($110) from me.”

Even though the police have checkpoints on the road, the robbers are still managing to steal from people, he said.

Khwaja Noor Mohammad, 34, a driver, said, 10 days ago, four robbers had stopped his car and taken money and belongings from his passengers.

He said one of the passengers who refused to hand over the money was beaten by the gunmen.

Badghis police chief, Col. Mohammad Jabar, said they had not received any reports of highway robbery so far. People need to report such incidents to police, Jabar said.


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