Killer among 5 criminals detained
PUL-I-KHUMRI/FAIZABAD (PAN): Three alleged car-lifters, two robbers and a killer have been arrested by police during security operations in northern Baghlan and Badakhshan provinces, officials said on Sunday.
The three car-lifters were detained in Pul-i-Khumri city and the alleged killer in Da Salah district, said provincial police chief, Brig. Gen. Abdul Rahman Rahimi.
The three had been accused of stealing and selling vehicles, he said, identifying the killer as Masood, who had allegedly killed Abdul Bari, a resident of Da Salah district last year.
Separately, two highwaymen were arrested by police when they tried to rob passengers in the Yawan district of Badakhshan, an official said.
Col. Abdul Hay, the provincial crime branch official, said a five-member group looted about 35000 afghanis, three mobile phone sets from passengers late on Saturday. Police were able to arrest two of the five in Yawan district, he said.
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