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Kabul police arrest 566 suspects on various criminal charges

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The police forces in Kabul have arrested at least 566 people on various criminal charges amid ongoing efforts to curb the criminal related incidents.


The Kabul police and Criminal Investigation Department officials said the suspects were arrested during the separate operations conducted during the past two months.
The officials further added that the suspects were held on charges of murder, armed robbery, kidnappings, sale of alcohol and drugs, and other criminal related incidents.
According to the security officials, the security forces have also confiscated weapons, ammunition, alcohol, drugs, and other items from the detained individuals.
This comes as there has been a sharp rise in criminal-related incidents in Kabul city and other key cities of the country during the recent years.
The observers believe the majority of such incidents have links to growing poverty in the country.
The CID officials said last week least three suspects involved in a bloody stabbing incident in Kabul city have been arrested by the security forces.
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officials in Kabul said the incident took place on Wednesday in the vicinity of the 10th police district of the city in Charqala-e-Wazirabad.
The officials further added that the three men had stabbed two people which resulted into the murder of one of them while the other has sustained injuries.
According to CID officials, the suspects managed to flee the area but were arrested during the operations few hours after the incident.