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Gen. Mubarez assumes charge as Balkh Police Chief amid political tensions, clashes

14 Mar 2019 The Khaama Press News Agency

Gen. Abdul Raqib assumed charge as new police chief of

northern Balkh province amid rising political tensions which resulted into

breakout of sporadic clashes in Mazar-e-Sharif city, the capital of Balkh

province this afternoon.

Gen. Khoshal Sadat, Senior Deputy Interior Minister for

Security, confirmed that Gen. Mubarez was formally introduced as new police

chief of Balkh this afternoon.

Gen. Sadat thanked the Special Forces, National Police, and

National Army for facilitating the implementation of Presidential decree the

introduction of new police chief of Balkh province.

This comes as Mazar-e-Sharif city witnessed sporadic clashes

and violence this afternoon due to the circumstances surrounding appointment and

introduction of new police chief of Balkh.

The Ministry of Interior officials confirmed that one police

soldier sustained injuries during the clashes today and 25 gunmen were

arrested.

In the meantime, reports indicate that one police soldier

has died and seven others including policemen and civilians have sustained

injuries.

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