April 20, 2014

Arms depot robbed in Ghazni province of Afghanistan

By Sayed Jawad - Thu Dec 06 2012, 3:39 pm

According to local authorities in eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan, dozens of weapons and huge amount of ammunition were stolen by an employee working in arms depot in this province.

Provincial council chief Abdul Jameh Jameh confirming the report said the individual who stole the weapons was recognized as Sardar Mohammad and was working in provincial security commandment arms depot.

While expressing concerns regarding the arms robbery Mr. Jameh emphasized that the security official should be precise while hiring people in such important places.

Sardar Mohammad was reportedly working on Ghazni arms depot for a long period of time and according to preliminary investigation reports suggest that he had stolen 19 pistols and 8 AK-47 rifles.

There are also reports that Sardar Mohammad was tried over robbery charges in provincial appeal court on Wednesday.

Prosecutor Wali Jan said Sardar Mohammad has stolen ammunition besides taking several weapons with him.

Ghazni is among the volatile province in eastern Afghanistan where armed militant groups are openly operating however recent issues in government organizations have created tensions among the residents of this province.

Provincial council members are concerned of further increase in violence once the weapons are distributed among the insurgent groups in this province.

In the meantime Sardar Mohammad deny allegations against him and said that a number of the other depot officials are trying to accuse him for the incident.

Without disclosing the names of the officials, he said the officials forced him to sign a number of the papers and he was unaware regarding the arms depot.

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