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Publish Date: 21:37 - 27 December 2016
597 people were arrested due to links to at least eight plots to carry out explosions in Kabul, according to a source in the Afghan National Police (ANP).
Afghan police arrest some 600 suspected criminals, foil 8 explosions in KabulThe Afghan National Police (ANP) thwarted at least eight plots to carry out explosions in Kabul in past two weeks and arrested 597 suspected criminals linked to numerous criminal charges, local media reported Tuesday, citing a police chief.

Kabul Police Chief General Abdul Rahman Rahimi said that the suspects had been implicated in the cases of murder, robbery, drug smuggling, and possession of illegal weapons, the Khaama Press news agency reported.

Police forces found and successfully diffused at least eight explosive devices in various parts of Afghanistan's capital, the media outlet added.

The police chief called on citizens to assist and cooperate with police officers in an effort to maintain stability and order within Kabul.

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