Human remains belong to 6 persons: Presidential Palace
KABUL (Pajhwok): The human remains that were found at the Presidential Palace earlier this month belong to six people, including two children, two men and as many women killed 15 years back, when Taliban ruled the country, an official said on Sunday.
Earlier, the Presidential Palace had said in a statement that skulls and bones belonging to two bodies have been uncovered beneath a kitchen during renovation work on the palace grounds.
The statement had further said “the remains have been sent for forensic examination and a commission, including representatives of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission and Physicians for Human Rights, has been set up to identify the bodies.”
Zafar Hashemi, deputy spokesman for the Presidential Palace, said on Sunday: “The forensic reports show that two of the six skulls are relatively intact but the other four had spoiled. Investigations regarding the main cause of their death are still ongoing.”
He added initial investigations suggested that the bodies belonged to two men, two women and two kids. “The forensic investigation shows the six persons had been killed 15 years back by using force and coercion.”
Hashemi also said a UN delegation and representatives of various aid agencies and the government had visited Kunduz province to identify displaced families in need of assistance.
He said 21,000 families displaced by the conflict were in need of aid, out of them only 15,000 had received some aid.
The President, he said, had directed all the governors to fully cooperate during Kankor or university entrance examinations.
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