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MoI Sacks Seven Police Personnel over Gunfire Celebration

(Last Updated On: February 25, 2018)

The Interior Ministry has sacked seven police personnel after being found guilty of celebrating victories in sport events with gunfire in Kabul.  

Security forces in the city have been on high alert since a series of suicide attacks claimed by the Taliban over recent time and police had appealed to sports fans not to fire weapons to celebrate.  

The Interior Minister, Wais Ahmad Barmak said that some individuals linked with parliament members and ministers have been referred to judiciary institutions over gunfire celebration.

Illegal arms owned by powerful figures and irresponsible individuals have concerns Kabul residents. Barmak said the ministry has launched crack-downing illegal arms in the city.

“The weapons have been seized from different police districts of the city,” he said. Adding that the individuals should register their weapons at the ministry.

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