The Minister of Interior Wais Ahmad Barmak says more than 50 people have been arrested in connection to unrest during the recent protests in Kabul.

Barmak made the remarks during a session of the Upper House of Parliament in which the security sector officials were summoned to brief the Senators.

He said the police forces must be informed regarding any planned protests of demonstrations emphasizing that such movements would deemed illegal without coordinating with the police forces.

This comes as hundreds of residents of Kabul city protested against the arrest of a local uprising commander Alipur alias commander Shamsher in Kabul on Sunday and Monday.

Kabul Police Chief Gen. Syed Mohammad Roshandil had earlier said that the protests and rallies were organized without informing the police force which resulted in unrest in certain parts of the city.

The security officials are saying at least twenty policemen sustained injuries after the protests turned violent in west of the city.


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