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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.

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

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