Publish dateTuesday 2 October 2018 - 02:52
Story Code : 171895
Criminals Detained in Balkh province
Afghan Security forces have detained some 33 robbers and kidnappers during separate clearing operations in northern Balkh province amid increasing insecurity in the provincial capital, Mazar-e-Sharif.
AVA- The security situation has been bad in Mazar-e-Sharif over the past few months. However, Balkh police Chief Brig. Akram Sami in a press conference said that police had detained 33 individuals in connection with various crimes ranging from disorders, killings, robberies, kidnappings and other crimes.
The suspects were currently being interrogated and they included some illegal armed individuals who turned in two Kalashnikov, a number of motorcycles.
He said there were 20 different terrorist groups operating in Mazar-e-Sharif and a number of these groups had been busted and operations against the rest are underway.
Balkh police chief issued stern warning to illegal armed individuals, days after Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak announced creation of special police unit in the province during his visit there.
The interior minister had acknowledged the increase in crimes in Mazar-e-Sharif and its nearby districts and said security forces were not unconcerned about the situation.
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