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Increasing kidnap incidents worry Kunduzis

Security & Crime


Increasing kidnap incidents worry Kunduzis

Mar 15, 2018 - 16:04

KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The residents of northern Kunduz province say well-off people have stopped sending their children to school and tuition fearing their kidnapping, a growing phenomenon.

The residents report four abduction incidents and one murder in captivity in Kunduz during the past one month alone.

A 17-year-old boy, who had been kidnapped by unknown kidnappers from Kunduz City one month ago, was found dead on Wednesday evening.

Rahimullah, a resident, told Pajhwok Afghan News: “We have been living in a constant fear due to Talibaninfo-icon and kidnappers. The government should prevent kidnappings and injustices. A young man was kidnapped and killed after his family failed to arrange the ransom money,” he said.

Haji Mansour, a businessman, warned if kidnapping incidents did not stop, trade activities would come to a standstill. He asked the government to pay attention to the situation in Kunduz.

Kunduz police chief Abdul Hameed Hameedi confirmed kidnapping incidents had increased and said a new strategy was being evolved to address the issue.

“Special arrangements have been adopted to arrest those involved in kidnappings,” he said.

Hameedi termed the situation in Kunduz as ‘normal’ and added there was no major security threat.



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