Tajikistan's missing road workers released in Badakhshan
FIZABAD (Pajhwok): Two citizens of Tajikistan, who had been kidnapped and kept in northeastern Badakhshan province, have been released and handed over to the neighbouring country, an official said on Tuesday.
Unknown gunmen attacked a passenger convoy in near the Kwahan-Khitlan boarder area on Monday. One person was killed and two other were kidnapped by the attackers, who demanded the release of an Afghan prisoner in Tajikistan.
The Afghan inmate in Tajikistan has been identified as Azizullah, head of a transport company who was detained for alleged illegal activities.
Ahmad Naveed Frotan, the governor’s spokesman, said that the governor had issued special orders to the administrative chief of Kwahan district to secure the quick release of the Tajik road workers.
He said the two men were rescued from kidnappers late on Tuesday and handed over to Tajik officials. Deputy police chief Col. Sakhi Dad Haideri said the release of the Tajik citizens had been made possible by help from local elders.
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