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Senate assigns team to probe Paghman ‘pamphlets’

“Unknown men affixed posters to the walls in Paghman in the dead of the night, warning religious scholar to refrain from offering funeral prayers of Afghan troops fallen in the line of duty”

AT-KABUL: Senators on Sunday assigned a team to probe ‘night letters’ in Paghman district Kabul that warned religious scholars to avoid attending funeral prayers of deceased security and government officials.

The letter that were distributed two weeks back in parts of Paghman asked religions scholars and imams to avoid attending Fatiha and burial ceremonies of government and security officials.

Nisar Haris, a senator from Kabul, said the issue has raised concerns among the locals, adding that such acts (distribution of night letters) should be probed and prevented or else security situation will worsen in the district and people will live with fear there.

Chaiarman of the senate, Fazl Hadi Muslimyar, said distribution of night letters is not a big deal. He suggested that a team should be assigned to investigate the matter.

He directed Kabul senators and members of defense commission of the house to probe the issue and present their report on Tuesday session.

In the meantime, Paghman police chief, Amarullah Paghmani, said the nigh letters were distributed four days ago in different parts of the district.

He said the militants had warned religious scholars and imams to avoid offering funeral prayers for government and security officials. He added that two suspects have been detained in connection to the letters and were sent to the intelligence department for further investigation.

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