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Two held on murder charges of chief prosecutor in Herat

Two held on murder charges of chief prosecutor in Herat

Apr 29, 2016 - 16:40

HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Two people were arrested on charge of murdering the chief prosecutor for western Herat province, police said on Friday.

The appellant attorney’s office head, Samiuddin Rahin, was attacked on Thursday afternoon in front of his house in the fifth police district of Herat City.

Provincial police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Majid Rozi told Pajhwok Afghan News the two suspected persons were detained on Thursday night at 8pm as a result of an operation launched by police in the city.

The detainees confessed to their crime in the presence of a delegation send from the attorney general’s office, he said adding police have been trying to arrest the masterminds of the murder case.

Resident Naqibullah, giving an eyewitness account, said the gunmen got off from a car and fired at Rahin and killed him.

The attorney’s 10-year-old son, who was sitting with him in his car, was also injured in the incident, he said.

No group has claimed responsibility for the murder.


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