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10 groups involved in planting IEDs, car-lifting nabbed

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10 groups involved in planting IEDs, car-lifting nabbed

Apr 09, 2016 - 16:47

GHAZNI CITY/SHARAN (Pajhwok): Ten groups involved in planting landmines and car-lifting have been arrested by security forces in southern Ghazni and southeastern Paktika provinces.

Ghazni police chief Brig. Gen. Aminullah Amarkhel told Pajhwok Afghan News on Saturday that nine groups involved in planting the improvised explosive devices (IEDs) had been arrested from various areas of Ghazni City, the provincial capital, in cooperation with intelligence forces.

He said the groups had long been behind subversive activities to create insecurity in Ghazni, but they were arrested and would face justice.

Without going into details, the police chief said the detainees were currently being interrogated.

In Paktika, Afghan National Army troops had arrested a car-lifting group in the Mata Khan district, the governor’s spokesman said.

Nabiullah Pirkhel told Pajhwok Afghan News the group was busted on Saturday morning. He said the three-member gang had been involved in stealing cars and they were arrested along with the stolen vehicles.

He said the detainees had been referred to the attorney’s office. Handing over the stolen cars to their actual owners, Governor Aminullah Shariq said security forces were day and night working to maintain security across the country.

A resident of Argun district, Muhiduddin, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the detained persons stole his car on Wednesday in Sharan, the provincial capital.

He said he was happy that the car-liters had been arrested and he was handed over his car.

He said car-lifting incidents had increased in the province and security forces should intensify their efforts at arresting the thieves.



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