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Militants abduct 2 staff of education department in W Afghanistan
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16:11, February 20, 2008

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Militants have abducted two staff of education department in Afghanistan's western Farah province, said a press release of Afghan Interior Ministry received here Wednesday.

Two supervisors of the Education Department of Farah province, busy in visiting schools in Bakwa district, was kidnapped by armed men of militant leader Mullah Ibrahim, on Feb. 18, the ministry said.

Targeting schools and murdering students and teachers are the acts of the enemies of Afghanistan and must be checked, it further said.

The ministry said Afghan police would do its best to ensure the safe release of the two abductees.

Over 140 pupils and teachers have been killed by Taliban insurgents over the past 10 months, according to latest education ministry statistics.

Source: Xinhua

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