The police forces arrested a notorious irresponsible armed commander Aalim alias ‘The Sledgehammer’ in Kabul.

Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior said the police forces on Thursday arrested Aalim in Kabul.

Rahimi further added that Aalim alias Martol ‘The Sledgehammer’ is accused of murder, inflicting injuries, banditry and land grabbing.

He also added that Aalim had recently attacked and wounded the director of Criminal Investigation Department of Bagrami and two other security personnel.

The security forces have killed or arrested several notorious crime kingpins in Kabul city and other parts of Kabul province during the recent months.

The security forces on Wednesday arrested a notorious crime kingpin Abid alias Beni during a similar operation in Kabul city

The police forces also killed a notorious crime kingpin Nabi Kohbandi during an encounter in Kabul on 15th of June.


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