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

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

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

9 deminers kidnapped in Maiwand

Security & Crime


9 deminers kidnapped in Maiwand

Apr 23, 2013 - 16:31

KANDAHAR CITY (PANinfo-icon): Unknown gunmen kidnapped nine deminers in Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday.

The incident took place in the Karezinfo-icon area a day earlier, the governor's spokesman, Javed Faisal, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The deminers were busy detecting landmines in the area when unidentified gunmen kidnapped them along with two vehicles, he said.

It remained unclear where the nine individuals were being held hostages, Faisal said, adding the deminers had gone to the area without informing the security officials concerned.

He said it was not known to which firm the kidnapped men belonged and who had seized them. The official said tribal elders had been requested for intervention, but so far no group had claimed responsibility.



Related Article

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


Add new comment


Twitter Update