Kabul Police Arrest 'Mass Murderers'

Other News Materials 18 October 2008 19:08 (UTC +04:00)

Afghanistan, Kabul,18 October / corr Trend A.Hakimi/ Men accused of murdering 23 people was arrested in capital, police chief says

POLICE have arrested two men for murdering 23 people in the capital Kabul, the head of the city's crime branch, Ali Shah Paktiawal, said.

The two men, Abdul Hameed and Qahaar, both residents of Kapisa province, were arrested on Wednesday evening in the city's 15th district, Paktiawal said.

Police said the two men were also suspected of carrying out armed robberies and kidnappings, and of raping women.

They are alleged to have 100 armed men under their command.

In one case, they are supposed to have killed three children before burying them in a graveyard in Kabul.

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