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Insurgents kidnap, hang Uruzgan tribal elder

Insurgents kidnap, hang Uruzgan tribal elder

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Jul 22, 2015 - 14:00

TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Suspected Talibaninfo-icon insurgents kidnapped and hanged a grey-bearded tribal elder on Wednesday morning in the Khas Uruzgan district of central Uruzgan province, an official said.

Abdul Karim, the district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News Taliban gunmen kidnapped Malak Abbas Khan and his youngest son on Wednesday morning when they came out of their home to irrigate fields. Later, the kidnappers hanged the 70-year-old and released his son.

The elder was a farmer and had been active solving local disputes. He had no government job, Karim said, accusing the rebels of targeting local elders and influential figures. However, the Taliban have not commented about the incident so far.

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