3 police injured in clash with Jurat’s guards
KABUL (Pajhwok): Three policemen were wounded during a physical clash with bodyguards of a former senior Interior Ministry official at a hotel in Kabul, officials said on Wednesday.
Ministry of Interior spokesman Sediq Seddiqi told Pajhwok Afghan News the physical clash between some private guards and police took place at Uranus Hotel before noon in the jurisdiction of the 15th police district.
Seddiqi said police also fired into the air but three policemen were wounded as a result of the physical altercation.
He didn’t say to whom the guards were affiliated with, but said an investigation into the incident was underway.
However, a source, wishing anonymity, told Pajhwok the guards belonged to Din Mohammad Jurat, a senior former MoI official.
He said the bodyguards opened fire when police prevented Jurat from attend a function at the hotel.
In reaction, Jurat’s guards attacked the police and caused injuries to them before fleeing the area.
Jurat, a former Jamiat-i-Islami commander, could not be reached for comments despite repeated attempts.
Jurar had served as head of public order police at the Ministry of Interior, director general for incidents management, security advisor to first vice president and deputy professional and military director at the Ministry of Borders and Tribal Affairs.
Din Mohammad is currently heading Panjshir’s people national council in Kabul.
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