KABUL (Pajhwok): Tribal elders from central Miadan Wardak province on Tuesday asked the government to arrest and punish the killers of an Afghan National Army sergeant Syed Mohammad Noor who was killed yesterday in Kabul allegedly by supporters of Ahmad Shah Massoud.
Yesterday, Ministry of Defense spokesman Roohullan Ahmdzai told reporters that the army officer was killed as a result of firing by Ahmad Shah Massoud supporters and a number of illegal gunmen had been arrested in connection with the incident.
The Ministry of Interior says two people, including the army officer, were killed and two more injured in firing by supporters of Ahmad Shah Massoud while marking the national hero’s death anniversary in Kabul.
Today, acting Interior Minister Massoud Andarabi, Kabul police chief Brig. Gen. Syed Mohammad Roshandil and the Kabul intelligence chief visited the family of the slain army officer and met with local tribal elders.
The elders of Maidan Wardak province urged the security officials to arrest the killers of the army officer and punish them according to the law.
Tribal elder Syed Rahim Sattar told the acting interior minister: “We have decided not to burry the deceased until the president meets them and the killers are punished.”
State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Farooq Wardak, Wolesi Jirga member from Kabul Haji Khan Mohammad Wardak asked the interior minister to ensure no such incident happen next time.
Andarabi said they visited the martyr’s family on the directives of the president and the killers would be arrested and punished.
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