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Taliban kidnap 4 judges in Sar-i-Pul

Taliban kidnap 4 judges in Sar-i-Pul

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Aug 18, 2015 - 20:53

SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): Suspected militants on Tuesday kidnapped four judges, including the appellant court chief, in northern Sar-i-Pul province, police said.

The judges were travelling on the Sar-i-Pul-Jawzjan highway when they were kidnapped in Tonka area near Shiberghan, the capital of neighbouring Jawzjan province, at about 2pm, Sar-i-Pul police spokesman Amanuddin Aman told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He said those kidnapped included Appellant Court chief Qazi Mirwais, accusing Talibaninfo-icon militants of kidnapping the men who were travelling from Jawzjan to Sari-i-Pul.

However, the Taliban have so far said nothing in this regard.

Elsewhere, masked gunmen killed one person and injured a child in front of the airfield in Bagram district of central Parwan province.

Bagram district police chief Mohammad Masoom Farza identified the slain individual as Qari Shakib, who a Hafiz-i-Quraninfo-icon (someone who has completely memorized the Quran).

He said police were trying to arrest the killers.

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