Daesh fighters free 8 Ghazni residents including women
GHAZNI CITY/ QALAT (Pajhwok): Local officials on Tuesday said eight civilians, kidnapped by militants, had been released and reunited with their families in southern Ghazni province.
Zafar Sharif, the Jaghori district’s administrative head, told Pajhwok Afghan News the abductees had been set free as result of local elders’ negotiations with their captors.
He said they had received the abducted civilians, including two women, a boy and five men, on the border between Gilan and Jaghori districts. Three of them are residents of Jaghori and five others belong to other provinces.
The official added five of them were among the 31 civilians kidnapped by Islamic State (IS) militants last year. Twenty of them were previously released while 11 others remain in captivity.
Earlier in the day, Gul Salam Sial, the Zabul governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok that Taliban insurgents had rescued five civilians, including three women, from Daesh captivity.
Two days earlier, IS fighters decapitated seven civilians, including four women and a child. All of the victims belonged to Jaghori district.
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