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Eight suspected criminals nabbed in Herat

Security & Crime


Eight suspected criminals nabbed in Herat

Dec 05, 2012 - 16:11

HERAT (PANinfo-icon): Eight suspects were arrested for alleged involved in crime-related activities in Shindund district of western Herat province, an official said on Wednesday." src="" alt="<--break->" datainfo-icon-mce-src="/sites/all/modules/contrib/wysiwyg/plugins/break/images/spacer.gif">

Herat police chief Maj.Gen.Abdul Hameem Hamedi told Pajhwok Afghan News that eight men were detained on charges of kidnapping and supporting Talibaninfo-icon militants, and they had been on the police radar for some time.

Police also seized a Kalashnikov and a pistol from the suspects.

A local resident said those arrested were militants but some months ago they had given up militancy and joined the government-led peace process.

In another incident in Baghlan province, the provincial police chief Col.Ghulam Sadiq Rostaqi told Pajhwok a fighter was killed and two of his accomplices wounded during a combined operation conducted by the International Security Assistance Force and Afghan security personnel in Kandahari area.

Baghlan Civil Hospital Director Dr Khalilullah Magowai confirmed receiving a dead body.




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