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One killed, 11 others wounded in Sar-i-Pul protests

Mon Feb 06, 1:15 pm

The ongoing protest in Northern Sar-i-Pul province has turned into violence and so far one man killed and eleven others wounded.

The protesters demand for the dismissal of their Governor and have stormed the Governor’s office and have also burned the security check points of the Governor Building.

The insecurity of Sar-i-Pul and shebarghan highways is another factor that has provoked the residents and claim that the armed militants usually stop and investigate the civilian’s vehicles in the highway but the government officials have been negligent in this case.

Sar-i-Pul Governor Sayed Anwar Rahmati in a telephone call with Ariana Television Network rejected the claims and called it full insurgency.

The Governor said the protests were launched by some groups, which he called “Fallen from Power” but did not provide the details about the group or the group members.

He confirmed the killings and injuries of the protestors but rejected the police shelling.

According to the Governor; the protestors snatched the weapons of two policemen and started firing after storming the Governor building.

The reports say that during the last six months, it’s the third demonstration of the Sar-i-Pul residents demanding the dismissal of their Governor.

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