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Taliban kidnap a dozen civilians on way to Ghazni City

Taliban kidnap a dozen civilians on way to Ghazni City

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Aug 12, 2015 - 14:15

GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Talibaninfo-icon gunmen kidnapped 12 residents of the Jaghori district of southern Ghazni province, officials said on Wednesday.

Shafiq Nang, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the people were traveling in two cars from Jaghori district to Ghazni City, the provincial capital, when militants abducted them in Qarabagh.

Two of the abductees were released but the rest are still in Taliban’s custody. Jaghori district chief Zafar Sharfi confirmed the incident and said all abductees were civilians who were traveling to Ghazni City.

Two of the kidnapped men managed to escape, he said. The kidnapped civilians have reportedly been shifted to Gilan district. The Taliban, however, did not comment on the incident as of yet.

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