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UPDATED: 07:56, November 24, 2005
Two kidnapped bodyguards of Indian company released in Afghanistan
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The two kidnapped bodyguards of the Indian construction company have been released Wednesday afternoon in Afghanistan's southern Nimroz province, a Taliban spokesman said.

Taliban has released the two bodyguards in Khash Rod district Wednesday afternoon since the high council has found them innocent, and they have also promised not to work for foreign companies in the future, Qari Yusuf Ahmadi, spokesperson of Taliban said.

But no Afghan official has information about this affair in the mean time.

An Indian engineer, from an Indian governmental construction team named Border Road Organization carrying out road construction work in Nimruz now, along with his two bodyguards and one driver were lost Saturday in Afghan southern province of Nimruz.

Taliban militants later claimed responsibility for the kidnapping, and asked the Indian construction company to leave Afghanistan in 48 hours, otherwise they would behead the engineer.

The kidnapped driver has been released Monday. The body of the Indian engineer has been found in Khashrod district of Nimroz Wednesday morning.

The Taliban regime, which has been ousted since late 2001, has for several times kidnapped Indian and Turkish construction workers or engineers for road construction in southern provinces these years. A Briton working for a road construction project was kidnapped and killed by Taliban militants in the western Farah province in September.

More than 1,500 people, with the majority of them Taliban militants, have been killed in the Taliban-linked militancy since the beginning of this year.

Source: Xinhua

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