Killing of Kunduz students sparks protest
KUNDUZ (PAN): Hundreds of university students on Saturday staged a protest against the killing of two fellows in northern Kunduz province, blocking a busy highway and seeking punishment for the culprits.
Abdullah Mujahid and Muzamil Siddiqui had gone missing on their way to Aliabad district on April 28. Hailing from Goshta and Kama districts of Nangarhar province, the students’ bodies were recovered from a riverside area between Aliabad and Chahar Dara districts on Friday.
Based on a forensic report, they suffered bullet injuries in their heads and mouths. Their decomposed corpses were taken to the zonal hospital.
More than 200 students staged a demonstration in front of the hospital, blocking the Kunduz-Baghlan road. Mujahid and Siddiqui were going to attend a party in Aliabad at the invitation of their friend, one protestor Abdul Rahim Kakar told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Another protestor, Asadullah, said the young men had disappeared in an area located between two police check-posts. He accused security forces of failing to rescue the two despite being informed well in time. The protestors asked security personnel to accelerate efforts for arresting the killers.
But police spokesman, Syed Sarwar Hussaini, said they had arrested one suspect in connection with the murder. Efforts were ongoing to detain the main culprits, he concluded.
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