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Logar girl who tried to rescue father from kidnapping killed

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Logar girl who tried to rescue father from kidnapping killed

Mar 15, 2016 - 18:12

PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A girl, who tried to rescue her father from being abducted, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province on Tuesday, residents and officials said.

Hamidullah, a resident of Sangarkhel village, said “gunmen tried to abduct our villager, Ghulam Dastagir, from his house this morning.” A daughter of Dastagir entered a physical clash with the armed men to rescue her father, but she was shot dead.

District Police Chief Matiullah Abdur Rahimzai confirmed the incident, saying the identity of the attackers was yet to be known.

“The armed men killed the girl, but it is unclear whether they wanted to kidnap her father or loot the house,” he said, adding the fleeing assailants left behind their car.

Rahimzai said Haji Dastagir had no official job, but one of his sons was judge and another an officer at the Kabul customs department.



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