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Kabul police arrested 2 suspects in connection to killing of 5 children

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AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Kabul police have detained two people in connection with the murder of five children from a single family in Kabul city, official said on Tuesday.

Brig. Gen. Mohammad Salim Almas, crime branch chief for the 101st Asmaee zone, said in a post on his Facebook account that the suspects were arrested on Monday night.

According to him, the detained suspects have confessed to their crime and are currently in the custody of the police forces.

He said that five children aged between, 10 and 14, were murdered on July 30 in the Saleem Karwan neighborhood of the 10th police district. However, motivation behind the brutal murder has not been ascertained so far.

This comes as there has been a sharp rise in criminal incidents in the key cities of the country, including capital Kabul during the recent months.

Prior to this, criminal investigation department officials also informed regarding the arrest of four people in connection to the murder and armed robbery attempts in Kabul city.

Moreover, National Directorate of Security (NDS) said last week that a prominent gang leader of the kidnappers was arrested during an operation in Kabul city. Earlier, at least three hundred and twenty three people were arrested on various criminal charges over a period of almost one month from capital Kabul.

Kabul police officials said last week that the suspects were arrested in connection to nearly 200 criminal incidents involving murders, kidnappings, armed robberies and various other criminal acts.