Armed Kuchis Burn 26 Villages, Kill 5 in Ghazni

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From Our Correspondent Abbas Daiyar

Hundreds of armed Kuchis (nomads) attacked Nahur district of Ghazni Province on Saturday, looting and burning down 26 villages and killing five people. According to victims and people of the area, they were ambushed suddenly at night by armed Kuchis, and residents of tens of villages in Nahur fled the area. Government officials have confirmed only one dead body in the area.
According to a member of Ghazni Provincial Council, some days ago Taliban in coordination with Kuchis, blew up the mobile phone antenna towers, so that people of the area do not report the incident and call for help from outside the district. He said Kuchis continue burning houses of the people, and they have also blocked the road between Quanq and Nahur.
Member of parliament, head of People’s Unity Party and a prominent Hazara Leader Haji Muhammad Muhaqiq strongly condemned the attack and ablaze of the villages. He said the difference in Kuchi attack this year is that Taliban are openly supporting armed Kuchis.

Mr. Muhaqiq expressed deep concerns on the Kuchi attack that occurs every year. He said in other parts of the country, security forces fight Taliban, but why they don’t take action against Taliban under the name of Kuchis. The security forces do not take any serious step to avoid this conflict.
Zorawar Zahid, Police Chief of Ghazni while talking to the Outlook Afghanistan confirmed the attacks and said Police has sent deployment to the area, and help has been asked from Police in Jaghori and Qarabagh districts. He added that a delegation has been sent to investigate the incident.
Deputy Governor of Ghazni, Muhammad Ali Ahmadi, said that the armed men under the name of Kuchi have attacked Nahur District on motorcycles, looting and burning homes of people in 26 villages. He said police has been sent to the area, but attackers are there.

Mr. Ahmadi told he has contacted Kuchi elders who denied the attackers were Kuchis, saying that they were “trouble makers” to disrupt the situation in the area. According to Ahmadi, Kuchi elders said even people from North Waziristan are among those attacking and burning homes of the people.
Asadullah Sa’adati, representative of the people from Daikundi province also condemned the Kuchi attacks calling it inhumane and deeply concerning. He added that if the current process continues in the country, the incidents of Nahur can happen all across the country.

Mr. Sa’adati said the Kuchi conflict is an apparent picture, the real story is that some elements want to disrupt the peaceful situation. He added that the concerned authorities should be alerted to this.
Member of Parliament from Ghazni Province, Mr. Alizada said more than 150 armed men had attached the area and plundered peoples’ belongings.
The Kuchi attacks on local people on land disputes become catastrophic, if it’s not resolved. Every year in summer this issue gets intense. Last year the President had announced lands for Kuchis to avoid the killing and conflict.
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  1. ali reza rahimi

    These are all the result of karzai’s failer government so that innocent gazara people are being tortured in afghanistan for many many years’if krzai’s government does not collaps it the level of such anarchic will increase more than this.

  2. saadjaan

    Addressed to religious hucksters of any denomination and the system they defend – translator’s note

    God is not yours, to Him we have access
    He does not look kindly on those who oppress

    How long, you men of pelf, will you bleed us white
    Get off our backs, you who in filthy lucre take delight
    You satans it is dust that you will soon bite
    We believe that He treats mankind with loving tenderness
    He does not look kindly on those who oppress

    Light of new wisdom we are going to see
    A fire flares up, seeing our agony
    In this new magical dawn will burst forth the blossoming tree
    He brings hopes to those who are mired in distress
    God is not yours, to Him we have access
    He does not look kindly on those who oppress

    We’ll break the shadowy spell of fear and dread
    Onwards we will march, chains of despair we will shred
    We’ll not betray the hopes of the people, our dear kindred
    And long we will remember this time of duress
    He does not look kindly on those who oppress

  3. rahmat

    very bad news for all Hazara Nation,as we can’t defeat our homes and families…..

    please give an option that we can share this news through mails with friends.
    email option is missing.?

  4. name

    taw khuda lanat kana da aziya