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ICRC stops operations in Ghazni after staff abducted

ICRC stops operations in Ghazni after staff abducted

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Feb 18, 2016 - 19:26

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has suspended its mission in southern Ghazni province after its five workers were abducted.

Unidentified gunmen on Tuesday abducted five employees of the ICRC when they were traveling from one district to another, a spokesman for the organisation, Ahmad Ramin, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He said the ICRC had decided to postpone its activities in Ghazni province following the abduction of its employees.

“We contacted the head of the abducted persons on Thursday morning, all of the captives were in good healthinfo-icon,” he said.

They have been trying to release the employees with mediation of tribal elders and other local influential figures, Ramin said.

Neither Ghazni officials nor Talibaninfo-icon have issued any comment regarding the abduction of ICRC staff.

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