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Khairkhana blast: MoI suspends 5 police officials

Khairkhana blast: MoI suspends 5 police officials

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Mar 29, 2016 - 15:46

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) announced on Tuesday suspending a district police chief in Kabul due to his negligence in preventing a bomb attack in Khairkhana area.

MoI spokesman Seddiq Seddiqisaid the four other policemen of the 11thdistrict had also been suspended.A day earlier, MoI said security officials in areas where kidnappings and security incidents happened would be punished.

He added a delegation of MoI had been appointed to thoroughly investigate the incident and question other officials of the district as well.At least four people were killed and 15 wounded in the bomb blast in Khairkhana.

Former senatorRafiullah Afghan said that the incident took place around 30 meters from the vehicle he was traveling in. But he survived the bombing.

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