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Afghans Say Arrest Five for Killing Journalists

Afghan authorities said on Monday they had arrested five men on suspicion of murdering four foreign journalists, including two from Reuters, in southeastern Afghanistan in November 2001. Amrullah Salahi, a senior official of the national intelligence agency, told Reuters the men had confessed to carrying out the killings. State-run Radio Kabul said they were supporters of the former Taliban government and the al Qaeda network of Osama bin Laden. Salahi said one had been arrested several months ago, leading to the arrest of the others. “Because of security issues involved, we could not reveal the arrest of the first person,” he said. “Through information provided by the first person, we also managed to chase down the other four culprits.” “They have confessed to having carried out the killings.” Full Story

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