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Kandahar: No clue to 43 abducted construction workers

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Kandahar: No clue to 43 abducted construction workers

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Jul 03, 2018 - 21:47

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The fate of 43 workers of a private construction company remains unknown two weeks after they were kidnapped by Talibaninfo-icon militants in southern Kandahar province.

The workers with the Afghan Sadaqat road construction firm were busy asphalting the road between Spin Boldak and Shorabak districts when the Taliban attacked and kidnapped them two weeks ago.

A few days after the incident, security forces claimed the abducted workers had been taken across the Durand Lineinfo-icon to Pakistaninfo-icon.

Citing intelligence information, Kandahar police spokesman Zia Durrani said the construction workers had been abducted to Gulistan, a town in Qilla Abdullah district of Pakistan’s Balochistan province, about eight kilometers from the Afghanistaninfo-icon border.

He said efforts underway by tribal elders to secure the release of the abducted workers, but so far there had been no breakthrough.

Abdul Nafih, the Shorabak district’s chief, said the tribal elders had failed to release the abducted workers. He said the kidnapped workers were civilians and hoped they would be released soon.

Haji Ghosudin, the Afghan Sadaqat road construction firm’s head, urged the Taliban to release the workers because their families were in bad situation and waiting for their release.

The Taliban, who have asserted responsibility for abducting the workers, have so far not commented on their fate.

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