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Police had no arms while clearing protest camps: MoI

Police had no arms while clearing protest camps: MoI

Jun 22, 2017 - 15:46

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Police had no weapons while removing protest tents in the capital Kabul, where at least one protestor killed, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Thursday.

A number of people erected several protest tents in the capital following a deadly attack on May 31 and the killing of a number of protestors in clashes with police on June 2.

Eight of the tents were removed by protestors themselves a few days ago. One camp in the upscale neighbourhood of Sherpur was forcibly cleared by police on Wednesday night.

The demonstrators claimed two of their members were killed and four others wounded in Afghan forces; firing on Wednesday night.

However, MoI spokesman Najib Dansih told reporters one protestor was killed 500 meters from the tent while police present in the area did not carry weapons.

He said police carried sticks and shields while removing the protest tents. A joint delegation of MoI, NDSinfo-icon and the attorney general office has been tasked with investigating the killing.



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