Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Media Release Service

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Language
Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

5 aid workers abducted in Badakhshan

5 aid workers abducted in Badakhshan

By
On
May 23, 2012 - 13:58

FAIZABAD (PAN): Five employees, including two foreign women, of the Switzerland-based emergency relief and rehabilitation organisation, Medair, were abducted in the northeastern province of Badakhshan, officials said on Wednesday.

The five people, including three Afghan men, were kidnapped by armed men in the Shalkhazar village of Yaftal district, Public Health Director Dr. Noor Mohammad Khawri told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The NGO staffers, working in the child nutration area over the past five years, were abducted on their way to a Yawan Yaftal clinic, he said, refusing to reveal identities of the victims for security reason.

Governor Abdul Maroof Rasikh confirmed the abductions, but gave no further details. A  search operation for the kidnappers had been mounted in the district, said the police chief of Shahr-i-Buzarg district, Sher Ali.

No one has so far claimed responsibility for the abduction.

myn/mud

Tags: 


Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.

   

Advertisement

Advertisement