Afghan judge arrested for Kabul bombing
KABUL: Afghan security forces have detained a Supreme Court judge suspected of being involved in an August car bomb attack that killed 10 people, including three Americans, in the capital Kabul, a court official said on Saturday.
The attack targeted offices used by the private US security firm DynCorp, which provides protection to President Hamid Karzai and gives anti-narcotics training to Afghan police.
A Supreme Court official said the arrest of Judge Naqibullah followed the interrogation of two al Qaeda members detained this month for the bombing.
“The security forces several days ago arrested Naqibullah as an accused over the bombing incident,” Wahid Mozhda, a spokesman for the supreme court, told Reuters.
“They said the other two suspects had also said that they had spent a night at Naqibullah’s house in Kabul.”
Naqibullah also served as the head of the preliminary court of a district of Panj Sher province to the northeast of the capital, the official said.
He belonged to a faction of the Mujahideen, or holy warriors, which fought the 1980s Soviet occupation and then the Taliban from the late 1990s, helping US-led forces topple them in 2001.
Security forces said they discovered explosives during a raid on Naqibullah’s house, Mozhda said. reuters