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Kidnapped passengers to be released soon: Inaami

Kidnapped passengers to be released soon: Inaami

Apr 14, 2015 - 15:54

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Secretary Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon on Tuesday hoped that 31 abducted passengers in southern Zabul province would be released in the next 10 days.

The men were kidnapped at gun point from passenger buses on Feb 23 on the road between Kabul and western Herat province in the Shahjoy district of Zabul province.

Several protests have been held for swift recovery of the abducted passengers.

Tens of civil societyinfo-icon activists, relatives of the abducted individuals and some lawmakers gathered in Kabul today demanding the government to rescue the passengers.

The protesters asked the kidnappers to release the passengers and let them join their families.

Wolesi Jirga secretary Abdul Rauf Inaami participated in the protest and said: “Negotiations with kidnappers are underway with the help of local elders. We hope the passengers will be released in the next 10 days.”

The government was employing all channels to ensure early release of the captives and a good news would soon be shared with their families, he informed.



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