5 kidnapped NGO workers killed
TARINKOT (Pajhwok): The five kidnapped employees of a foreign “Save the Children” NGO were killed on Friday in the Sosang and Zamto areas of Tarinkot, the provincial capital of central Uruzgan province, an official said.
The individuals were kidnapped 45 days ago by Taliban from the Surkhab locality who traveled there to monitor their projects.
The district’s police chief 2nd Lt. Gul Agha said a team of investigators had been dispatched to probe the incident.
Zubeda Akbar, spokesperson of Save The Children, could not confirm the employees’ killing but a relative of one of the slain officials wishing anonymity, said they received news about the death of their family members who worked for the NGO.
Among the dead employees, one belonged to Nangarhar while the rests were the residents of Uruzgan province. Taliban did not yet comment on the incident.
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