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Policeman guns down one civilian, wounds another

Security & Crime


Policeman guns down one civilian, wounds another

Feb 20, 2017 - 14:39

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A policeman fired at a vehicle, killing one civilian and wounding another in the capital Kabul on Monday, officials said.

The incident provoked the victim’s relatives into torching three police vehicles and inflicting injuries on two policemen.

The shooting occurred at around 4:30am in the limits of the third police district in the Kart-i-Seh neighborhood of Kabul.

Lt. Gen. Abdul Rahman Rahimi, the 101st Asmayee police zone commander, told reporters a Corolla car was signaled to stop. But the car driver disregarded the signal and police had to open fire.

As a result, one of the two people on board was killed and the other wounded. Rahimi said after the incident relatives of the victims arrived at the scene and wounded two policemen by pelting them with stones.

Police vehicles were also set ablaze, he said, without providing a specific number. However, a resident of the area, Mohammadullah, claimed seeing three police vehicles torched as of 6:00am.

Rahimi said a delegation had been appointed, comprised of representatives from the slain man’s family, to investigate the incident.

Details would be shared with the media, promised Rahimi, who assured whoever was found guilty would be punished in line with the law.

The victim’s cousin, Hamid, said Haji Malyar was on his way along with a friend to a swimming pool in Kart-i-Chahar area when the police official shot him dead. He said the wounded man was Malyar’s driver.

He claimed a guard of former Helmand police chief Abdul Rahman Sarjang’s son had opened fire at the vehicle.

A brother of the slain individual, meanwhile, said the policeman was under the influence as two bottles of alcohol were recovered from his vehicle.

Presidential advisor on tribal affairs Mohammad Younus Hotak confirmed the policemen, who opened fire, was drunk and two bottles of alcohol recovered were from his vehicle. He said the incident was under investigation.



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