Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Language
Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Residents seek probe into Samangan deaths

Residents seek probe into Samangan deaths

By
On
Aug 06, 2011 - 17:07

AIBAK (PANinfo-icon): Hundreds of residents protested on Saturday against police for killing two civilians in northern Samangan province. However, police insisted the dead were militants.

Nearly 200 residents of the Zeraki area of Dara-i-Sauf Payeen district brought the dead bodies to the provincial capital, Aibak, and put them in front of the governor's house.

They said police had killed the civilians. Abdul Jabbar, 65, the father of Tash Faulad, one of the victims, said police killed his son. He accused police of killing and harassing people at the behest of their foes.

Fazal Din, a relative of one of the victims, blamed the police for killing "innocent" people. The protestors urged the president and the national assembly to investigate the incident.

Police chief, Brig. Gen. Khalil Andarabi, said a group of militants attacked a police patrol in the area on Friday. In the ensuing clash, he said, two attackers, including Tash Faulad, were killed and two others injured.

He said the clash lasted two hours. Three AK-47s were recovered from the attackers, Gen. Andarabi claimed, saying some eight militants have escaped to nearby mountains.

The acting district chief, Haji Abdullah, confirmed the incident. He said a former leader of the Jamiat-i-Islamiinfo-icon, Tash Faulad, was among those killed.

Governor Khairullah Anosh, speaking to the protestors, promised an early investigation into the killings.

mm/ma/mud

Tags: 

Related Article


Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.

   

Add new comment

Advertisement

Twitter Update