The police forces in Kabul have arrested a man on charges of murdering three people in the Hod Khel area of the capital, the security officials said.

The Kabul police commandment said the suspect was arrested from the 9th police district of the city, weeks after committing the heinous crime.

Kabul police officials are saying that the suspect has been identified as Rahman son of Mohammada Jan who had murdered three people in Hod Khel.

The officials further added that Rahman managed to escape the area after the murder and remained on the run for several weeks before he was arrested on Monday.

This comes as criminal related incidents are on the rise parallel to the growing instability linked to terrorist attacks in Kabul city and other key provinces and cities of the country.

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officials said Sunday that the police forces in Kabul have arrested at least 148 people over a period of less than two weeks as efforts are underway to eradicate the criminal gangs from the capital.

According to the officials, the suspects were arrested during various operations from different parts of the city.

They also added that the majority of the suspects have been arrested on charges of armed robberies involving armed attacks on houses and snatching of vehicles as well as other valuable items from the city residents.