Robbery gang held from candidate’s home
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Police detained six armed robbers from the house of a failing provincial council candidate during a raid in the Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province on Monday.
Logar police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Hakim Ishaqzai told Pajhwok Afghan News the raid was conducted in the Kutabkhel area early in the morning.
A six-member gang of armed robbers was detained with stolen goods from the house of Haji Shaukat Stanikzai, who contested the April 5 provincial council elections but his name was removed from the final list winners.
Stanikzai had fled but one of his sons had been arrested. Ishaqzai said the gang had been involved in stealing commercial goods on highways using military uniforms. They also looted passengers on roads.
He said some weapons, 10 military uniforms, daggers, 700 bags of rice and 500 sacks of flour were recovered from the detainees currently being interrogated.
Efforts at seeking comments from Stanikzai did not succeed. It was for the first time a gang of robbers has been detained amid increasing incidents of robberies on the Kabul-Gardez highway.
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