Govt urged to trial soldiers for allegedly torturing Qaisari’s security guards

Junbish Millie party on Saturday urged the government to trail those Afghan security forces allegedly involved in torture and abuse of bodyguards of militia commander Nizamuddin Qaisari arrested by the government.

A graphic video emerged on Friday, showing Afghan forces abusing bound and wounded bodyguards of Qaisari, kicking bloodied detainees in the face and stepping on their heads while smiling and posing for the camera.

“The emerged videos are true and they [Qaisari’s security guards] were abused and tortured,” said Bashir Ahmad Tayenj, spokesman of Junbish Millie party. “We urge the government and the international organizations to pursue the case.”

Following the issue, the Mohammad Musa Mahmudi, the Human Rights commission’s Chief Executive described the abuse and torture of the individuals as illegal.

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Minister Barmak to share probe results of Kabul hotel attack Soon

The Interior Ministry on Thursday said that the security institutions’ investigation over the weekend’s attack on Intercontinental Hotel in capital Kabul has been finalized, soon it will share the results to public.

Sources told Ariana News that the probe team which included representatives from National Directorate of Security, and Interior & Defense ministries have assessed complex angles of the attack on the hotel.

However, the Interior Ministry Deputy Spokesman Nusrat Rahimi said that the final report of the investigation will be shared to public by the Interior Minister, Wais Ahmad Barmak at a press conference in Kabul soon.

This comes a day after President Ghani received report on findings of initial probe over Kabul Intercontinental Hotel attack and he ordered further “comprehensive” investigation to identify security lapses.

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24 people arrested over deadly Kabul hospital attack

24 people have been arrested in connection with Kabul military hospital attack, including Afghan generals, the Defense ministry said Wednesday.

Addressing a news conference in Kabul, Gen. Helaluddin Helal, the deputy minister of defense for strategic and intelligence affairs said that the arrests were for a variety of charges, including negligence, incompetence, and complicity.

Helal Revealed the findings of a preliminary investigation into the March 8 attack on the Sardar Mohammad Khan hospital in Kabul.

The Defense officials admitted that at least 50 people were killed in the attack that claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group.

The attack involved five terrorists, one of whom detonated explosive-packed car and four others entered, Helal said.

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Steps to be taken to arrest 9 guards of Vice President Dostum

The Afghan government assures that practical steps will be taken to arrest nine security guards of the Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum over alleged kidnapping and sexual abuse of rival Ahmad Khan Ishchi.

President Ghani’s spokesman Haroon Chakhansuri told reporters on Wednesday that the Afghan Attorney General and the judicial institutions continue to their work with transparency.

He said arrest warrants have been issued and the Ministry of Interior is obliged to take practical steps as per the warrants.

Chakhansuri further added that the Attorney General has more authorities to take further steps if the nine security guards of General Dostum were not arrested.

Without providing further information, Chakhansuri said the media will be updated when further steps are taken.

The arrest warrants were issued on Monday after the men refused to appear before the Attorney General to respond regarding the alleged accusations.

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