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Eight Afghan Workers Shot Dead En Route To US Army Base



LOGAR– At least 8 Afghan workers were kidnapped and shot dead on their way to jobs at a U.S. military base in Logar province, south of Kabul.

No group has taken responsibility for the attack, however, local officials blame the Taliban terrorist group, BBC reports.

The workers, aged from 15 to 25, were in a van on the way to work in the Camp Shank US army base, when they were stopped by a group of a dozen gunmen, forced out of the vehicle, and shot in the head one, Logar police chief Rais Khan Sadeq told AFP.

“The bodies of the civilians were found blindfolded”, said Logar administration spokesman Din Mohammad Darvish. “They were poor and ordinary workers, all civilians”, he added.

According to AFP, U.S. and NATO military bases throughout Afghanistan are used to hiring local workers as cleaners for their construction sites.

The attack was the deadliest since the beginning of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan -- traditionally a time of peace and charity.

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Big Brother For The People: India's CCTV Strategy For Cracking Down On Police Abuse

"There is nothing fashionable about installing so many cameras in and outside one’s house," says a lawyer from a Muslim community. And yet, doing this has helped members of the community prove unfair police action against them.

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Survellance and tight security at the Lal Chowk area in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India on October 4, 2022

Sukanya Shantha

MUMBAI — When sleuths of the National Investigating Agency suddenly descended on human rights defender and school teacher Abdul Wahid Shaikh’s house on October 11, he knew exactly what he needed to do next.

He had been monitoring the three CCTVs that are installed on the front and the rear of his house — a chawl in Vikhroli, a densely populated area in suburban Mumbai. The cameras told him that a group of men and women — some dressed in Mumbai police’s uniform and a few in civil clothes — had converged outside his house. Some of them were armed and few others with batons were aggressively banging at the door asking him to immediately let them in.

This was not the first time that the police had landed at his place at 5 am.

When the policemen discovered the CCTV cameras outside his house, they began hitting it with their batons, destroying one of them mounted right over the door. This action was captured by the adjacent CCTV camera. Shaikh, holed up in his house with his wife and two children, kept pleading with the police to stop destroying his property and simply show them an official notice.

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