Land disputes in Logar leave 6 injured
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): As many as six people were wounded when a fight erupted over a land dispute between Kochis and local residents in central Logar province, an official said on Saturday.
Col. Qari Mohammad Wara, police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News five people were wounded when local people and Kuchis engaged in an armed and physical fight.
Police arrested nine persons of Kochi tribe who were the main culprits of the fight, he said, adding that investigations had been continued from the apprehended persons.
Kochi tribe had always tried and grabbed the government and local residents land plots, he said.
Hamid, a resident of Ibrahim Khail, said dozens of people of Kochi tribe armed with guns and sticks attacked a village and started beating everyone come on their way. “But people called police instead of engaging in fighting with them and police immediately took action against them.” He said.
The police should punish the arrested people so that other would never dare to act like that in future, he demanded.
Kochi tribe did not comment on the incident so far.
Separately, as many as three armed rebels had been killed and scored other wounded when Taliban militants attacked security check posts late Friday night in Sari Sang area. “The dead bodies of the slain militants still have been left in the area. They have black flags and have covered their head with black cloth which suggest the slain militants belong to Daesh group,” Qari Wara said.
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