At least five people including a woman were arrested on charges of armed robberies during an operation of the Afghan police forces in Kabul city.

The Kabul Police Headquarters in a statement said the police forces have busted a dangerous gang of armed robbers led by Mukhtar alias Be-dandan.

The statement further added that the other members of the gang, Fatima, Abdul Saboor, Noorullah, and Mujeeb-ur-Rahman were also arrested during the same operation.

The Kabul Police also added that the members of the gang were involved in armed robberies in Sarak-e-Silo, Karte Parwan, Salim Karwan road, Qala-e-Fatullah, and Taimani areas of the city.

The members of the gang were also robbing the citizens of the city with the support of its female member, Fatima in Qargha, mainly during Thursdays and Fridays, the Kabul Police said, adding that Fatima used to stand on the roadside and was asking for a left from car drivers to lure them into their trap and rob their vehicles either by drugging, beating, or intimidation by use of arms.

According to Kabul Police, the gang was busted during an operation which was conducted in 5th district of the city last week.