Relatives of kidnapped children come hard on govt
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Relatives of three abducted children on Wednesday warned the government of launching a protest movement if their children were not freed from the clutches of their kidnappers in northern Kunduz province.
Holding a gathering here, they accused security officials of negligence and set them a two-day deadline to find and rescue their children.
The abducted children include Tayeb, 10, son of Mohammad Osman Mirzada, an employee of Spin enterprise, Mahmud,5, son of Maulvi Mohammad Yaqub, an employee of the Appellant Court and Bahram, 8, son of Abdul Manan Sangi, an employee in the Imam Sahib district. The children were abducted few days ago from Kunduz City.
Mirzada, father of Tayed, told Pajhwok Afghan News his wife had lost senses since their son was kidnapped from the vicinity of their house and all his family members had since been denying food.
While quoting eyewitnesses, he said one of the kidnappers gave a letter to Tayed to keep him busy while another pushed him into a car. He said the abductors had so far telephoned him five times demanding $200,000 in ransom.
Shakib Ilham, a relative of another abducted child, said they were middle class people and could not pay the ransom amounts.
“Children are mostly abducted from places close to security checkpoints. Security officials have so far done nothing to find the location where the children have been kept,” he said.
If their request for safe and sound release of the children was paid no attention, they would take to the streets, they warned.
However, Governor Mohammad Omer Safi said they would try their best to rescue the children. He added detective and intelligence departments were trying to find hideouts of the abductors and reunite the children with their families.
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