5 persons freed from kidnappers in Farah
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Five people were freed from their captors after spending five days in captivity without any ransom in the Pusht-i-Koh district of western Farah province, an official said on Wednesday.
The five, hailing from Bala Buluk district, were working with traders near the border with Iran five days ago when they were abducted from Kalata Akhunda area of Pusht-i-Koh district, the town’s administrative head, Ezzatullah Ezzat, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
“The kidnappers had abducted the five for ransom, but no money was paid to them,” he said, adding the five people were set free on Tuesday evening in the mountainous area of Ingiran after mediation of district development council members and tribal elders.
The abductors, including Taliban gunmen, had fled the area, he said.
However, a resident of the district, Mansoor, said the five people were freed in cooperation with Taliban. He said Taliban had also arrested eight abductors and a Taliban court would decide their fate.
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