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1 person killed, 5 injured as Baghlan protest turned violent

1 person killed, 5 injured as Baghlan protest turned violent

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Apr 27, 2019 - 13:07

PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): One person has been killed and five others wounded as a result of clash between police personnel and protestors in northern Baghlan province.

On Thursday night, the Independent Election Commission (IECinfo-icon) unveiled the final results of Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon elections of some provinces including, Baghlan province.

But hundreds resident of Baghlan province not only opposed the final results but also staged a protest rally where they closed the Kabulinfo-icon-north highway for traffic.

Zabihullah, one of the protestors, told Pajhwok Afghan News “We have demonstrated for our right and the government should tolerate this.”

They said that security organs had arrested Wolesi Jirga runner Mahboobullah Ghafari in order to remove him from the final list and they staged rally for his release.

Another demonstrator Maulviinfo-icon Abdul Qayyum said the arrest of Ghafari and other accusations against him was only a plot for his removal from final list of Wolesi Jirga winners.

“We will continue our civil movements until Ghafari is released,” he added.

Earlier, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) has arrested former deputy chairman of the provincial council for Baghlan province in Kabul.

Meanwhile, Haroon, a protestor, said that police personnel opened fire at protestors as a result one individual killed and six others wounded on Friday night.

Deputy Head of public healthinfo-icon department Dr. Abdul Halim Ghafari confirmed receiving a body and five injured from the protesting area.

Police spokesman Ahmad Javed Basharat regarding the issue said: “The MoI has ordered us not to talk to media in this regard without its permission.”

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