Abducted midwife rescued in Ghor
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): A midwife was rescued from her abductors as a result of tribal elders’ intervention on Tuesday, two days after her kidnapping, in the Shahrak district of western Ghor province, officials said.
The midwife at a health clinic in the Jalgamazar area was kidnapped at gunpoint by gunmen loyal to Siddiqu, an illegal armed commander, an Afghanistan Education Development Organisation official, Dr. Wakil, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
The woman was kidnapped on her way home from duty, he said, adding she was freed with mediation from tribal elders and residents. Motive behind her abduction remained unclear, he said.
The victim’s father, Mohammad Nabi, acknowledged his daughter had spent two days in captivity. But he complained the government had taken no action to release her.
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