News - Afghanistan
Parliament's first deputy speaker Abdul Zahir Qadir on Saturday apologised to the policeman who was beaten by Qadir's guards at the scene of a suicide attack last month.
A police officer from Kabul's District 10 force was struck by the guards apparently after he stopped the men from getting close to the area of a suicide attack in Wazir Akbar Khan on Wednesday Nov 21.
The incident was photographed and the image of the scene went viral on social networks along with demands for justice.
The Ministry of Interior (MOI) subsequently investigated and detained the guards involved.
Qadir visited the District 10 police headquarter on Friday along with some other lawmakers and apologised for the bad behavior of his guards, the MOI said in a statement.
His guards were then released with Qadir promising such an incident will not happen again.