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Remains of Kabul Bank assailant to be returned to Pakistani Embassy

Remains of Kabul Bank assailant to be returned to Pakistani Embassy

Jun 20, 2011 - 16:50

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon):  Two men were executed Monday for an attack on Jalalabad’s Kabul Bank that left 40 dead and 90 injured. The remains of lead attacker Zarajam will be handed to Pakistaninfo-icon's embassy in Kabul, the National Directorate of Security said in a statement on Monday.

Zarajam and accomplice Mateullah, who in February attacked a branch of Kabul Bank in the eastern Nangarhar province, were hanged today at 11:00 am in the Pul-i-Charkhi prison, east of Kabul, the statement said.

Zarajam, a resident of northern Waziristan, carried out the attack while wearing a military uniform.

Mateullah’s body will be returned to his family in Jalalabad.

Meanwhile, the Talibaninfo-icon condemned the execution and vowed to take revenge. Rebel spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said those killed in Jalalabad attack were government security men.



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