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Kabul police detain 95 persons on various charges

Kabul police detain 95 persons on various charges

Oct 22, 2015 - 16:12

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Police in Kabul have detained 95 individuals on charges including kidnapping for ransom, illegal possession of guns, robberies and moral crimes and have rescued a girl from her abductors, an official said on Thursday.

Six persons were detained on kidnapping charges, 56 on robbery, 15 on illegal possession of guns and 18 on moral crimes, Kabul 101 Asmai Zone police commander Abdul Rahman Rahmi told reporters here.

The arrests were made in different parts of the central capital, he said, adding some of the detained persons had been referred to the attorney’s office and others remained under investigation.

“Fortunately, five-year-old Nabila who was kidnapped some time ago was found and rescued in Kabul’s Kampani area and her three kidnappers were arrested within 48 hours,” he said. Nabila was reunited with her family on Thursday.

Her maternal uncle Zabihullah, who was present at the press conference, thanked the police for rescuing Nabila and arresting her kidnappers.

The 101 Asmai Zone police commander said another three kidnappers linked with Raees Khudaidad and Habib Astalif gangs had also been arrested along with their weapons.

Khudaidad and Habib Astalif were hanged after being arrested and convicted last year.

Without giving details, Rahimi said police had confiscated a huge quantity of heroin, opium, hashish and alcoholic beverages during the past 10 days.

He said police seized during separate raids in Kabul and some districts 16 pistols, 9 Kalashnikovs, seven anti-personnel and other landmines, 12 BM1 bullets and two cars stolen by robbers.



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