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Inclusive probe into Mirzawlang incident soon: AGO

Inclusive probe into Mirzawlang incident soon: AGO

Aug 10, 2017 - 18:32

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Attorney General’s Office (AGO) on Thursday called the killing of innocent people in Mirzawlang area of northern Sar-i-Pul province a major crime against humanity, saying an inclusive investigation about the incident would be launched soon.

Talking to a press conference here titled “Joint Fight against Corruption in Defence and Security Sector”, Attorney general, Mohammad Farid Hamidi said initial information showed some criminals were involved in the incident.

However, he did not provide more details about those he called criminals.

“Mirzawlang incident is a serious international crime and addressing it will refer to the international criminal court, but initial respond to the incident refers to Afghanistaninfo-icon courts and judiciary organs, we will conduct a comprehensive investigation into the incident soon,” he said.

He said the AGO would investigate all sides of the incident with justice, professionalism and to its capability.

“We assure the people and government of Afghanistan that our hands would reach the collars of all those who committed, ordered and organized this crime inside or outside Afghanistan, our treatment would be based on justice,” Hamidi said.

Two days earlier, President Ashraf Ghani vowed to avenge the massacre in Mirzawlang.

Local officials said that militants killed at least 52 civilians including womeninfo-icon and children in Mirzawlang area of Sayyad district of Sar-i-Pul province. The militants killed the people after being defeated in fight with Afghan forces. However, Talibaninfo-icon rejected killing civilians.

On the other hand, Javid Faisal, deputy spokesman to Chief Executive Officer (CEO), addressing a press conference, said more security forces had been dispatched to Sar-i-Pul province and they would launch an operation to recapture Mirzawlang area.

The operation was delayed in order to avoid civilians’ casualties but the government would avenge the blood of victims of the incident, he concluded.




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