14 June 2017

News Story: 34 Army Personnel Get Jail Terms Over Shaheen Corps Attack

Shaheen 209 Military Corps Primary Court on Monday sentenced 34 military personnel to between one and three years in prison after having been found guilty of negligence in their duties on the day of the deadly Balkh army base attack.

Insurgents stormed the base on April 21 and killed an estimated 135 military personnel – most of whom had been in the mosque for Friday prayers.

According to the defense ministry’s spokesman Dawlat Waziri, the Corps commander, Lieutenant General Mohmand Katawazai, and the army chief of staff for the 209 Shaheen Corps General Abdul Rauf Mohtaj have both been sentenced to one year in prison.

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