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Nangarhar police arrest 178 suspects ahead of I-Day

Nangarhar police arrest 178 suspects ahead of I-Day

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Aug 20, 2019 - 20:54

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Police in eastern Nangarhar province have arrested dozens of people, including Talibaninfo-icon and Daesh suspects, in connection with different crimes during the past one month, the governor said Tuesday.

Governor Shah Mahmood Maikhel told a press conference here that security forces had started taking measures 100 days ahead of the country’s 100th Independence Day.

Due to these measures, the governor said, hundreds of people celebrated the country’s independence day.

He said special projects were announced for 13 districts on the occasion of Afghanistaninfo-icon’s 100th Independence Day.

Around 70 percent of budget set aside for the Independence Day’s programs and events was paid by public and the rest by the local government, he said.

Police Chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Raqib Mubaraz said police arrested 178 people during the past one month as part of security measures for the 100th Independence Day and 40 of the detainees had been introduced to attorneys.

He said a suicide bomber, a Daesh commander, a 12 years-old Daesh target killer, 16 other militants and 22 kidnappers and murderers among those arrested.

Meanwhile, Nangarhar National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) chief Maj. Gen. Nazar Ali Waheedi said their personnel had detained 20 abductors and 13 drug smugglers during the period in the province.

He said during the month around 57 Taliban militants, including eight Daesh rebels, also joined the peace process.

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