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Ex-governor of Maidan Wardak kidnapped

Ex-governor of Maidan Wardak kidnapped

Sep 17, 2011 - 14:18

MAIDAN WARDAK (PANinfo-icon): Unidentified gunmen abducted a former Maidan Wardak governor in the capital of the central province, an official said on Saturday.

Bismillah Omar, who served as governor during Babrak Karmal's rule, was kidnapped while returning from a wedding ceremony in the Karimdad area of Nirkh district.

He was seized by gunmen in the Folad Khana area on the outskirts of Maidan Shahr, the governor’s spokesman, Shahidullah Shahid, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Farid, a relative of Bismillah, said he was travelling with the ex-governor. As they tried to rescue Omar, the armed men opened fire on them, he said.

No armed group has so far claimed responsibility for abducting the former governor.

myn /mud

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