Five officers of the Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan were sentenced to death by a military court on charges of murder, the defense officials said Tuesday.

The Ministry of Defense spokesman Gen. Dawlat Waziri on Tuesday informed regarding the conclusion of the court hearing of the accused military officers.

Speaking to reporters in Kabul, Gen. Waziri said the four army officers were sentenced to death after they were found guilty by the court.

He did not disclose further information regarding the incidents in which the officers were involved.

However, the Afghan army personnel and in some cases the army officers in the past have been detained on charges of insider attacks on their comrades and as well as the international allies.

In the meantime, Gen. Waziri said several other staff and officers of the ministry were also tried by the military court on other charges, including corruption.

According to Gen. Waziri, the military court has reviewed around 1700 cases since the start of the year.

He also added that around 100 people were sentenced to 5 years in jail, 380 others were jailed for 1 year, and 8 others were awarded jail terms starting from 5 to 20 years.


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