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7 civilians kidnapped in Ghazni; Taliban deny involvement

7 civilians kidnapped in Ghazni; Taliban deny involvement

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Aug 14, 2015 - 14:13

GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen abducted seven civilians in the Qarabagh district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Friday.

Shafiq Nang, the governor’s spokesman said the individuals were on their way to Ghazni City, the provincial capital, when armed men disembarked them from a vehicle and took them to an unknown location.

Another source told Pajhwok Afghan News nine people had been abducted but later an old man and a woman were released. The spokesman said a search had been launched for the victims.

At least 13 civilians were abducted on Thursday but two of them managed to flee. Talibaninfo-icon spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said his group was not involved in the abduction of civilians.

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