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Iranian regime is behind killing in Afghanistan, Herat police chief says

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The Police Chief in Afghanistan's Herat province said on Sunday that on Sunday that the Iranian regime was partly behind the recent wave of attacks in the province.

General Samiullah Qatrah, said that, over the past ten days, at least six people who have been involved in coordinated attacks were arrested and have confessed to the killings of 11 people, including two Finish nationals, Tolo News reported.

He said several Taliban commanders who played roles in recent attacks in Herat and are provided significant levels of financial support by the Iranian regime are able to freely enter Iran and return to Afghanistan unimpeded.

"In their confessions, they have said that the network is funded by Iran," General Qatrah asserted.

In recent months insecurity has increased around Afghanistan.

Based on statistics provided by Herat Provincial Council, over the past four months, more than 80 people have been killed in the province by unknown armed men.