10 Men Arrested by Police for Acid Attack Confessed Their Role

Politics Materials 26 November 2008 10:53 (UTC +04:00)

Afghanistan, Kabul, 26 November / corr Trend A Hakimi / Police have arrested 10 men for spraying acid on 15 schoolgirls and teachers in the southern province of Kandahar, said police.

This is called a hideous action by Afghan populace, parliament, international community and human rights and they condemned this attack strongly.

President Kazai in a press conference promised the people to execute the criminals publicly if they arrested.

The arrested men, alleged to have taken part in the acid attack that left at least one girl blinded and others badly scarred, are from Kandahar City and were paid about Afg 66,100 ($1,300) by the Taliban for their suspected role in the attack, a senior Interior Ministry official said.

"Several" of those arrested have confessed to their roles in the acid attack, said Kandahar Governor Rahmatullah Raufi.

The attack, which left several schoolgirls with burns to the face and another partially blinded, received widespread condemnation from around the world.

This action had a strong positive effect on the school girls, even some of them leaved schools due to fear.

The accused men will be tried in open court, Raufi said.

The Taliban denied any involvement in the attack, which the UN called "hideous".

Taliban so far, have not said any thing about arrested men and their links to Taliban.