Provincial officials of the Intelligence body in eastern Nangarhar province said that they have arrested seven high-level armed robbers that would rob people’s houses and steal cars.
Head of Nangarhar’s intelligence body Dr. Basheer said that those arrested were two groups of robbers and kidnappers that committed crimes in the province and on the Kabul-Jalalabad highway.
Basheer added that the criminals were arrested in four different Police Districts of the Nangarhar’s provincial capital Jalalabad city on Saturday.
“We have arrested two groups of kidnappers and robbers. One group would impersonate the Taliban affiliates and would enter houses on the pretext of searching. Then they would rob the houses. They were wanted by our special forces.” Said Basheer.
He further added that another group would conduct armed robbery on the Kabul-Jalalabad highway robbing people’s cars.
Officials have seized weapons and three cars from the robbers and kidnappers.
The arrestees have confessed their crimes and wrongdoings.
This is not the first time that armed groups accused of kidnapping, robbing, and killing people are caught, groups as such are usually arrested across Afghanistan who impersonates the Taliban affiliates.
The common Afghans have been asking the interim government to provide the real Taliban police with uniforms so they can recognize and can refer to them and cooperate with them.