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3 jailed for rape, murder charges in Faryab

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(Last Updated On: January 16, 2013)

An appellant court in northwestern Faryab province has sentenced three men to jail for rape and murder charges.

Two men have been sentenced each for 16 years in jail, one for rape of a girl and the other one because of killing his father-in-law, chief of appellant court Muhammad Sharif Fani announced.

He added the third one was sentenced to 14 years of confinement in jail for helping to plan a murder.

However, Fani declared the court decision was not final and the defendants could appeal against their imprisonment.

In the meantime, the lawyer of the man accused of raping the girl condemned the court decree and asked for a review of the case.

During the last year, the appellant court of Faryab reviewed nearly six hundred cases. The cases were mostly related to armed robberies, murders and violence against women.

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40 suspects arrested in connection with Nangarhar explosions

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(Last Updated On: September 20, 2021)

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s head of intelligence directorate in Nangarhar said on Monday that 40 people have been arrested in connection with explosions that rocked Jalalabad city on Saturday and Sunday.

The intelligence chief, Dr Bashir, also confirmed that four people had died and six others were wounded in the explosions – three on Saturday and one on Sunday.

He said intelligence officials are being targeted.

Bashir did not give any further details on who was behind the explosions but Islamic State (ISIS-K/Daesh) claimed responsibility for the blasts on Sunday.

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Daesh claims responsibility for Nangarhar explosions

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(Last Updated On: September 20, 2021)

Islamic State (ISIS-K/Daesh) has claimed responsibility for a series of bomb blasts in the city of Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan, the group’s Amaaq News Agency said on its Telegram channel on Sunday.

“More than 35 Taliban (Islamic Emirate) militia members were killed or wounded, in a series of explosions that took place,” ISIS said, referring to blasts on Saturday and Sunday.

There was no immediate comment from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan about the death toll.

Islamic Emirate officials said on Sunday that at least two people were killed and 15 wounded in Saturday’s explosions.

Eyewitnesses and Nangarhar hospital sources said the death toll was seven and 25 wounded.

This comes after U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and American intelligence officials warned last week that al-Qaeda or ISIS-K could regenerate in Afghanistan and pose a threat to the United States in one year to two years.

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Officials confirm two killed, 13 wounded in Nangarhar explosions

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(Last Updated On: September 19, 2021)

Officials confirmed Sunday that two people were killed and 13 wounded in three back-to-back explosions in Jalalabad city on Saturday.

Speaking to Ariana News, officials from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Cultural Commission confirmed the explosions and said all victims had been civilians and had been taken to the Nangarhar Regional Hospital.

Eye witnesses said the first explosion was an IED that was detonated against a Ranger vehicle, while the second explosion happened among civilians in PD2 of the city.

Eye witnesses said the third explosion, another IED, happened in PD5 of Jalalabad.

However, a source from Nangarhar Regional Hospital said seven people had died and 25 were wounded.

According to the source, among those killed and wounded were members of the Islamic Emirate.

No one has claimed responsibility for the blasts.

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