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Gunmen kidnap IMC driver in Kunar

Gunmen kidnap IMC driver in Kunar

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Feb 23, 2011 - 13:25

JALALABAD (PANinfo-icon): Unidentified gunmen kidnapped an international humanitarian organisation's driver and hijacked his ambulance in eastern Kunar province, a senior official said on Wednesday.

Working for the Internatioanl Medical Corps (IMC) at a clinic in the Wanat Waigal district of Nuristan proivnce, the driver was kidnapped in the Nanglam area of Kunar.

Janat Gul had gone to his house in the Nanglam district of Kunar, where the gunmen kidnapped him, Nuristan Governor Jamaluddin Badr told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Gul was abducted on his way home, said Dr. Nizamuddin, an IMC official, who urged the captors to free the driver.

IMC was founded after the Soviet invasion in 1979 when all but 200 of Afghanistaninfo-icon's 1,500 doctors had been executed, imprisoned or exiled, and all relief agencies ordered out of the impoverished country.

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