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Police commander in Nangarhar Bilal Pacha arrested: officials

12 Sep 2018 1TV News

به دری بخوانید2018-09-12 | 16 minute ago

Local police commander at Nangarhar's Achin district Bilal Pacha has been arrested, officials said Wednesday, after a protest against the commander that was hit by a deadly bombing.

At least 68 people were killed while 165 more were wounded after a suicide bomber targeted the protestors who blocked Jalalabad-Torkham highway at Momand Dara district on Tuesday.

The protestors were demanding removal of ALP commander in Achin Bilal Pacha who has been accused of land grabbing, assassinations and other illegal acts.

There has been no claim of responsibility for the attack at the protest. The Taliban denied involvement.

The provincial governor, Hayatullah Hayat, said that police arrested Pacha and his two brothers, Mirwais and Jalil.

He added that a delegation was dispatched to the area to resolve the dispute.

Meanwhile, Obaidullah Shinwari, deputy head of provincial council, gave a higher casualty toll – 73 deaths and 230 injured.

He called on the central government to refer those who committed negligence to prosecution.

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