Taliban kidnap 4 judges in Sar-i-Pul
SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): Suspected militants on Tuesday kidnapped four judges, including the appellant court chief, in northern Sar-i-Pul province, police said.
The judges were travelling on the Sar-i-Pul-Jawzjan highway when they were kidnapped in Tonka area near Shiberghan, the capital of neighbouring Jawzjan province, at about 2pm, Sar-i-Pul police spokesman Amanuddin Aman told Pajhwok Afghan News.
He said those kidnapped included Appellant Court chief Qazi Mirwais, accusing Taliban militants of kidnapping the men who were travelling from Jawzjan to Sari-i-Pul.
However, the Taliban have so far said nothing in this regard.
Elsewhere, masked gunmen killed one person and injured a child in front of the airfield in Bagram district of central Parwan province.
Bagram district police chief Mohammad Masoom Farza identified the slain individual as Qari Shakib, who a Hafiz-i-Quran (someone who has completely memorized the Quran).
He said police were trying to arrest the killers.
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