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    Three forgers arrested in Kabul: NDS

    KABUL (PAN): Three people were arrested on charges of using forged verification stamps and signatures of various government high officials and departments in Kabul, the spy service said on Thursday.

    The detainees were involved in using fake monograms and stamps of the first vice president office, ministers including foreign, interior, defence , higher education, education, National Directorate of Security (NDS), the Supreme Court as well as local and foreign universities, the NDS said in a statement.

    Up to 48 monograms and stamps, a laptop computer, 189,000 US dollars, hundreds of fake Nikah Namas (Islamic prenuptial contracts), fake national identity cards and other stamps were seized from their possession, it said.

    The three were identified as Raees Mohammad, a resident of the 11th police district, Abdul Qadir, a resident of the 8th police district and Ataulhaq, alias Saber, a worker at the Gulbahar trade center and resident of the 10th police district of Kabul city.

    The spy service said the detainees had confessed to their crimes during preliminary investigations. They had provided fake documents to thousands of people against payments, it said.