Kidnapped public rep, headmaster found dead
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Bullet-riddled bodies of a district council chief and a school headmaster were found two days after they had been kidnapped by armed insurgents in western Farah province, officials said on Thursday.
The Juwayn district council chief, Ghulam Haider, and his friend, the Pir Kand school headmaster, Sher Ahmad, were kidnapped at gun point two days ago when they were travelling in a car to their homes from Farah City, the district police chief said.
Noorullah told Pajhwok Afghan News the two were kidnapped from the Kora Gozi area by the Taliban on the directives of their shadow district chief, Abdul Wahid Garg.
The dead bodies of the two men were found dumped in the Bakwa district on Wednesday evening. The corpses were then transferred to Nimroz province and would be brought back to the district today, he said.
A colleague of Ghulam Haider, Mohammad Juma Riffat, said that a woman and an elderly person were also sitting in the car with Haider and Sher Ahmad when the Taliban attacked them.
However, the gunmen did not kidnap the woman and the elderly man, he said.
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