Foreign forces detain moneychangers in Logar
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): International forces arrested three moneychangers who they accused of organizing suicide attacks in the central province of Logar, officials said on Wednesday.
Foreign troops detained the three men in the currency exchange bazaar on Tuesday evening for allegedly organising suicide attacks and transferring suicide vests and illegal money to insurgents, provincial police chief, Brig. Gen. Ghulam Mustafa Mohsini, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Police have no information about the allegations, but they had been told by International Security Assistance Force that an initial investigation showed the men had touched explosives, he said.
Foreign and Afghan soldiers came to the market and searched the shops of some moneychangers, head of the moneychangers' union, Khwaja Ahmad, said.
"Foreign forces don't let anyone speak, but took a man, his son and another moneychanger who had $10,000 (451,500 afghanis)," he said.
He urged the provincial and central government to release the detainees.
Head of provincial council, Abdul Wali Wakil, condemned the detentions. He said it was a moneychanger’s job to transfer money.
He would continue to work for their release, he said.
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