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16 held in connection to different crimes in Kabul

16 held in connection to different crimes in Kabul

Jan 12, 2018 - 15:21

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Sixteen suspected individual have been arrested in connection to kidnapping, smuggling of 100 kilograms explosives, drug smuggling and carjacking, officials said on Saturday.

Brig. Gen. Haqnawaz Haqyar, deputy head of safety at the 101 Asmaye Police Headquarters, told reporters that two people were arrest on Thursday night with over 100 kilograms of explosives and 3,000 electric detonators.

They were held from Pul-i-Charkhi check-point and wanted to transfer the materials to Kabul City.

Haqyar said initial investigation showed the explosives and detonators were Pakistani made and dispatched from the neighbouring country.

Separately police arrested an alleged carjacker with a vehicle from the Daspichare check-point. He added the detained individuals would be handed over to concerned authorities after investigation.

Meanwhile, Police Spokesman Basir Mujahid said that a 12-member group involved in the kidnapping of a businessman had been arrested and the case was being investigated.



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