Secret service arrests more 'fake' police Men in police uniforms accused of kidnapping and extortion

Politics Materials 28 September 2008 12:18 (UTC +04:00)

Afghanistan, Kabul, September 27/ Trend , corr: A.Hakimi/ The Intelligence service and police have arrested five men for infiltrating the police department in Logar province.

Three of the men, who are accused of dressing up in police uniforms, setting up illegal checkpoints to extort money from drivers and kidnapping, were Taliban fighters, the National Directorate of Security said..

The men were arrested after security forces stormed a house where they were holding a man from Khost to ransom.

Last week, Afghan soldiers arrested four men for posing as policemen in police uniforms in the western province of Farah.