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Farah PC members worried about growing target killings

Farah PC members worried about growing target killings

Aug 31, 2015 - 19:14

FARA CITY (Pajhwok): Members of the Provincial Council (PC) on Monday complained against the increasing number of mysterious killings in the capital of western Farah province, asking the government to prevent the loss of precious lives.

Deputy head of the council, Khair Mohammad Moorzai, told a gathering that more than 20 persons, including security officials and common people, had been mysteriously killed during the past three months.

He said targeted killings had terrified people and had deprived them of a free movement.

Another PC member Dadullah Qani expressed his deep concern over the hit-and-run attacks in Farah City and asked intelligence officials to prevent such incidents.

He said common people had seen the killers, but intelligence operatives had failed to arrest them and introduce them to the attorney office.

He demanded the government take serious notice of the ongoing killing spree and expose the perpetrators.

But police chief Brig. Gen. Fazal Mohammad Samadyar rejected figures the PC members provided for the deaths in target killings. He said at least nine people had been killed in such attacks in the past three months.

He said intelligence officials had been trying to capture target killers to prevent such actions in the future.


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