Taliban kidnapping people to fund attacks: NDS
The National Directorate of Security (NDS) in a statement said a Haqqani network commander, Qadar alias Mubariz, had recently abducted a youth, Javed, from Gardez, the capital of southeastern Paktia province.
The insurgents took him to Zurmat district and the commander demanded $500,000 in ransom from Javed’s family, the statement said.
NDS personnel detained a member of the kidnap group, Samiullah, in connection with the case, the statement said.
It concluded the Haqqani network commanders were kidnapping people to fund their disruptive activities in Afghanistan.
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