July 09, 2018
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Protest turns violent over Commander Qaisari’s arrest in Faryab province

By Khaama Press - Wed Jul 04 2018, 11:27 am

The protest over the arrest of an influential militia commander Nizamuddin Qaisari has turned violent in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan.

The eyewitnesses in the area are saying that the protest turned violent during the second day after a large number of rally participants attempted to storm into the security institutions.

There are also reports that gunshots were heard from the area after the Afghan forces attempted to disperse the angry protesters.

The eyewitnesses are claiming that a number of people have likely been killed or wounded during the clashes.

The local government and security officials have not commented regarding the report so far.

The local government and military officials confirmed that Commander Nizamuddin Qaisari was arrested following a scuffle in a military compound on Monday evening.

A provincial council member of Faryab Tahir Rahmani confirmed that Commander Qaisari has been arrested by the Special Forces of the Afghan Military.

He said Commander Qaisari started verbal clash with the participants of a security meeting in Maimana city which resulted into a armed clash.

According to Rahmani, at least four security guards of commander Qaisari were killed and at least four others were wounded.

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