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Barring security forces, no one can carry heavy arms: MoI

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Barring security forces, no one can carry heavy arms: MoI

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Jan 12, 2019 - 14:35

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): None-governmental individuals have no right to carry bodyguards with heavy weapons in their vehicles, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Saturday.

Barring security forces, no one was allowed to mount semi-heavy weapons such as rockets and machine-guns on their vehicles or in their residences, a statement from the ministry said.

It added Ministry of Defence (MoD), MoI and National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) personnel were not bound to follow the orders.

Thousands of people had demanded strict measures to curb arms display, the ministry said, warning that police could arrest those violating the orders.

The orders follow the release of a list of 222 wanted criminals, 16 land grabbers and powerful individuals. The MoU has urged the public to help detain the wanted individuals.  

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