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Daily Security Brief: February 25, 2012

Daily Security Brief: February 25, 2012

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Feb 25, 2012 - 18:44

LOGAR: Unidentified gunmen abducted the son of a Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon, or lower house of Parliament, member in central Logar province, officials said on Saturday.

Khalid, the son of Haji Ali Mohammad, was kidnapped on Friday evening in the Padkhwab-i-Shana area on the outskirts of Pul-i-Alam, the provincial capital city, a crime branch police officer, Khan Agha, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

An investigation had been launched into the incident, but no arrest had been made in connection with the kidnapping so far, said Mohammad Jan Abid, the crime branch chief.

--Abdul Maqsud Azizi

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NANGARHAR: A senior private security guard was shot dead by unidentified assailants in the Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday.

The man led a squad of private guards providing security for a road construction company in the district, the town’s administrative head, Qasim Khan, told Pajhwok Afghan News. He identified the victim as Mirwais, who came under attack while travelling in the Janjali area of Khoargi.

Tribesmen were able to capture one of the assailants, the district chief said. Fazal Rabi Walizai, the public works director, said Mirwais was killed in the Ahmadkhel area, where the construction company worked on a US-funded road between Kot and Haska Mina districts.

A two-kilometre portion of the 20-kilometre road is being asphalted. “Work on the road would continue despite the killing,” he said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the murder.

--Abdul Moeed Hashmi

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