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Kunduz residents concerned at increasing robberies

Security & Crime


Kunduz residents concerned at increasing robberies

Jan 27, 2016 - 18:40

KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The residents say are concerned about increasing armed robberies in northern Kunduz province, where 160 individuals have been detained on charges of various crimes during the past one year.

Crime branch police chief Col. Najibullah Sarter said the 160 detained individuals faced charges ranging from murders, kidnapping, robbery, drug trafficking and others.

“Although we arrested fewer people this year compared to the past year, our assessment shows crimes have reduced in Kunduz as a result of people’s cooperation with police and police awareness about rights of citizens,” he said.

Over the past two months, more than 40 people were arrested over 17 different crimes in the province, he said.

Meanwhile, residents complained about increasing incidents of robberies in the city. A resident of Nawabad locality of Kunduz City, Khalid, said muggers entered his house last week when he was out of his home and took household items worth more than 400,000 afghanis.

“On the one hand, we are afraid of Taliban and on the other we are not secure from armed robbers and abductors. When my house was robbed, police did not come to ask about the incident,” he said.

Another inhabitant of the city, Fairoz Ahmad, said three days ago, three robbers came to his shop and took 25,000 afs and his cell phone by force.


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