Abducted child killed in Farah; 4 kidnapped in Nimroz
FARAH/ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Kidnapped two days ago, an 8-year-old child has been found dead near the capital of western Farah province, while gunmen kidnapped four civilians in neighboring province of Nimroz, officials said on Thursday.
The child had been kidnapped two days ago by unknown gunmen from Darabad village on the outskirts of Farah City and his dead body was recovered from a water well on Wednesday night in the same village, deputy governor Mohammad Younus Rassouli told Pajhwok Afghan News.
“The dead body was recovered after the National Directorate of Security (NDS) personnel arrested three abductors who revealed the location of the corpse,” he said.
One of the detained kidnappers confessed to killing the child after abducting him for ransom money.
Farshid was playing with other children in the street before evening time when gunmen kidnapped him, a relative of the victim, Mansoor, said adding that Farshid had been stoned to death before being thrown into the well.
The orphan child was the only male member in his family consisted of his mother and two small sisters, Mansoor said.
Separately, Taliban fighters abducted four civilians traveling from Khashrod district to Zaranj, the capital of Nimroz, provincial police chief Brig. Gen. Dilawar Shah Dilawar said.
However, a Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi said the four captive people were police including a deputy commander of a checkpoint in Khashrod district.
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