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Kidnapped ANA soldier kills 6 captors in Ghazni

Kidnapped ANA soldier kills 6 captors in Ghazni

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Nov 30, 2014 - 11:49

GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier who was kidnapped by militants managed to gun down six of his abductors before being killed in retaliatory fire in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Sunday.

Nazifullah Sultani, the 203rd Thunder Military Corps spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the incident took place late on Saturday in Khawzai locality of Andar district.

The soldier was forced from a vehicle by militants on his way to Kabulinfo-icon from Kandahar. When the Talibaninfo-icon took him to a mosqueinfo-icon near Khawzai area, the soldier overpowered a militant, snatched his gun and shot six abductors.

In retaliatory fire, another insurgent killed the soldier. Taliban later burnt the solider’s body. Muhammad Qasim Desiwal, the district chief, said the soldier was about to escape on a motorbike when he was shot dead.

The militant group involved in the kidnapping was led by Mullahinfo-icon Idrees and had been involved in anti-state activities in the area for years, he said. But the group is yet to comment on the incident.

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