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Uprising member detained over harassing civilians

Uprising member detained over harassing civilians

Feb 23, 2016 - 18:37

GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Police on Tuesday said an armed uprising group member accused of harassing civilians in the Andar district of southern Ghazni province has been arrested.

The arrest comes after residents of Andar held a protest rally in Ghazni City, the provincial capital, accusing Afghan Local Police (ALP) and the uprising members of harassing civilians there.

Ghazni police chief Brig. Gen. Aminulalh Amarkhil told Pajhwok Afghan News deputy commander of a security post of an uprising group had been arrested during an operation in Kajiri area of Andar.

He identified the detainee as Ahmadzai accused of torturing local residents. Amarkhil said the post’s senior commander, Shahin, and his gunmen had managed to flee from the area.

Amarkhil said few days ago Ahmadzai and his colleagues had severely beaten two residents of the area and then shot them injured.

“Our job is to serve the people and protect them, we are against cruelty and harassment of civilians,” he said, and adding that every ALP and uprising member would be arrested if he harassed civilians.

Abdullah, a resident of Kajiri area, also confirmed the operation against the accused uprising members and asked the government to punish the detained person because he had tortured a large number of local people.

“Afghan forces should arrest Shahin and all his colleagues so we get a sigh of relief. The government last year also detained some uprising members but they were later released,” he said.



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