The police forces killed a criminal kingpin and his three comrades during an encounter in Kabul earlier this evening.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said the police forces killed Enayat Qochi, the leader of one of the most dangerous criminal networks in Kabul during an encounter in Paghman district.

The statement further added that the police forces killed three comrades of Qochi during the same encounter.

The police forces also arrested four other comrades of Qochi during the encounter, MoI added.

The police forces launched an operation in pursuit of Qochi and his men after they stole a Toyota Hilux Vehicle from 4th district of Kabul city, MoI said.

According MoI, the clash between Qochi, his men and police forces broke out after the police forces traced them in Paghman district.

The Ministry of Interior also added that Qochi and his men had engaged in armed clashes with the police forces on numerous occasions in the past.

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