May 10, 2018

Arrests made in connection to killing of 10 members of a Kabul family

By Khaama Press - Mon Dec 11 2017, 10:00 am

The Kabul security officials inform regarding the developments made in the probe into a deadly murder case in Kabul city which left at least ten members of a family dead.

The head of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Mohammad Salem Almas said Sunday that three suspects have been arrested in connection to the incident.

He said the suspects were arrested by the security forces from Kabul-Baghlan highway as they were on their back to Kabul after fleeing to Balkh province following the attack.

According to CID chief, the identities of the detained individuals have been ascertained by the relatives of the victims and an investigation is under from the alleged perpetrators as they are beign kept in the police custody.

In the meantime, another security official said at least four individual have been arrested in connection to the incident.

At least ten people including women and children were killed after the gunmen stormed into a house close to Khair Khana area of the city late on Friday night.

The main motive behind the attack has not been ascertained so far but police officials are saying that the bloody incident may have links to enmity between the perpetrators and the family.

Earlier reports emerged suggesting that one of the main perpetrators of the attack was recently released from the jail who had also issued death threats to the family.

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