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Afghan Officials Investigate Video Showing Police Torturing Alleged Suicide Bomber

In the video, widely shared on social media, officers are shown dragging the suspect with a rope tied to a truck. WARNING: This post contains images that are graphic and that some may consider disturbing.

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The video, which was posted by Pajwhok Afghan News on its Facebook page on Tuesday, has since gone viral with more than 180,000 views and over 3,000 shares.

A police spokesperson in Kandahar told RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan that the incident took place two years ago and two policemen were in jail in relation to the incident.


"Several men whose identities are not yet known, are torturing an alleged suicide bomber in Panjwai district of Kandahar province," the Afghan Interior Ministry said in a statement to Reuters.


Tasneem Nashrulla is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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