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Crimes drop after illegal guns seized in Qarabagh

Crimes drop after illegal guns seized in Qarabagh

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Feb 19, 2019 - 19:25

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Eighty-four incidents of serious crimes, including 28 murders, which took place in Qarabagh district of central Kabul province this year have worried local residents, but their hope for law and order increased after police seized 100 illegal weapons recently.

Qarabagh district police chief Ahmad Jawad said 84 crimes took place in the district during the outgoing solar yearinfo-icon.

The crimes included 28 murders, three kidnappings, 24 robberies and other heinous crimes, he said.

He, however, said crimes did not happen since February 14 when security forces seized around 100 weapons from residents in Nahra-i-Kalan, Saman Kala, Shah Kala, Petaba, Musa Kala, Jarchi Kala, Khuna Kala, Kargaran, Nangikhel, Meyana Joai, Dasht Sea Barcha and Qazi Kala villages.

He said 76 Kalashnikovs and two pistols recovered from Lal Mohammad known as Qasab’s house and the remaining were recovered from other villagers.

Without providing details, he said few individuals had been arrested in connection with the weapons but Lal Mohammad was not among them.

Ahmad Khubaib, a resident of Miyana Joai village, hailed the government action of collecting illegal arms and said illegal arms existed in other villages which needed to be collected.

He said illegal armed groups roamed around in groups especially on the occasion of celebrations.

A resident of Karezinfo-icon village, who wished to go unnamed, said every night they heard gunfire but after since the weapons had been collected, firing during nights had greatly declined.

“One month earlier, aerial firing was heard every night, but nobody would come out of their homes presuming it aerial firing, but in the morning we would know that armed robbers had killed a money exchanger at his home.”

The residents asked the government to collect all illegal weapons from people in the district for a total stability and calmness.

District chief Mohammad Hanif Sediqui said they had been regularly receiving complaints from people regarding illegal arms and aerial firing in Qarabagh district.

He said the presence of illegal arms in other villages of Qarabagh was being considered and action would be taken once intelligence personnel completed their work.

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