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More than 100 arrested in connection to aerial firings in Kabul city

By Khaama Press - Sun Sep 09 2018, 8:37 pm

More than one hundred people have been arrested in connection to the aerial firings in Kabul city as the country marks the Week of Martyrs coinciding with the death of the former Mujahideen leader Ahmad Shah Massoud.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said at least one hundred and ten people have been arrested by the security forces in connection to the aerial firings in various parts of the city.

The statement further added that the security forces have also confiscated ten weapons and at least twenty five vehicles during the same operations.

This comes as the Ministry of Public Health had earlier said at least thirteen people have sustained injuries due to the aerial firings in the capital.

In another incident, at least seven people were killed and at least twenty four others sustained injuries after a suicide bomber targeted a convoy of the supporters of late Ahmad Shah Massoud who were marching in the streets of the city.

The Ministry of Interior said the incident took place at around 3pm local time in Taimani area in the vicinity of the 4th police district of the city.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident but the Kabul Garrison Command had earlier warned regarding the possible attacks during the Week of Martyrs in the city.

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