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Nangarhar police detain 58 crime suspects in 2 weeks

Nangarhar police detain 58 crime suspects in 2 weeks

May 03, 2017 - 21:16

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Police on Wednesday claimed arresting 58 suspected criminals during the past two weeks in eastern Nangarhar province besides killing dozens of insurgents.

The suspects faced charges from kidnapping, to drug smuggling and armed robberies, Nangarhar police chief Lt. Gen. Abdul Rahman Rahimi told reporters here.

He claimed security forces had eliminated tens of rebels during operations in various districts of the province. Police detained 58 individuals accused of different crimes. “The detainees include kidnappers, drug smugglers, big and small thieves.”

Rahimi said the police had accelerated their efforts at curbing crimes including kidnapping to ensure the people lived fearlessly.

Police also handed over a kidnapped girl, Zahra, to her family after she was rescued from her kidnappers. The five-year-old told reporters that her father was a laborer and she was busy collecting firewood when she was abducted.

The police chief talked about the force achievements during the past two weeks, but residents expressed concerns over the deteriorating security situation in Jalalabad and districts.

A resident of Jalalabad, Milad Hamid, told Pajhwok Afghan News the security situation had worsened to the extent that one leaving home did not expect going back home alive.

“The security situation has been bad in districts from the past; but now the city is unstable as well, robberies are at peak.”

A member of the provincial council, Ajmal Omar, also held similar views, saying security forces just watched the security situation deteriorating and did nothing to reverse the tide of insecurity.