4 high school students held in elder murder case
PUL-I-ALAM/GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Four high school students have been arrested in connection with the killing of a tribal elder in central Logar province, police said on Thursday, when a student was found dead in Ghazni province.
Logar police chief Abdul Hakim Ishaqzai told Pajhwok Afghan News the four students were detained late on Wednesday night along with weapons in Pul-i-Alam, the provincial capital.
He said the detainees were students of the Hesarak High School in the city and they had connections with the insurgents. He said the students had killed the tribal elder, Haji Ali Mohammad, in his village last week in order to create chaos.
Two guns, six landmines and some explosives were recovered from the detainees, who had confessed to their crime, Ishaqzai said, adding the investigation was underway.
Logar Education Department spokesman Shahpur Arab confirmed four high school students had been arrested by police.
The education director said the detainees were students of 10th, 11th and 12th grades, but said he had no information if the students had any links with the rebels.
He said one of the students was arrested from the school and the three others from their homes.
In southern Ghazni province, a man was killed in a roadside bombing and a university student was found stabbed to death in separate incidents.
Deh Yak district chief Karimullah Tolwak said a roadside bomb ripped through a rickshaw in the Deh Yak village, killing one civilian and injuring another on Thursday morning. He accused the Taliban of planting the bomb.
A doctor on duty at the civil hospital in Ghazni City, Noorullah, told Pajhwok Afghan News an injured person had been brought to the hospital and his condition was stable.
Meanwhile, deputy provincial police chief Asadullah Sultani said police found the dead body of a university student in Ghazni City on Thursday morning. He said the incident was being investigated.
Ghazni Civil Hospital director Dr. Baz Mohammad Himmat said police had delivered a dead body to the hospital with stab wounds.
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