UN workers kidnapped in N. Afghanistan: police

08:48, April 16, 2010      

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A number of aid workers with the United Nations were kidnapped on Thursday in Afghanistan's northern Baghlan province, the provincial police chief said.

Police Chief Dadullah Mansori told Xinhua that the three vehicles carried the UN workers were on the way from Baghlan province to the neighing Samangan province.

The number of the abducted UN workers and their nationalities have so far been not clear, said the official.

Meanwhile, a Taliban local commander in Baghlan province who insisted on giving only one name Mubariz, while talking to media through telephone from unidentified location claimed responsibilities for the kidnapping, noting that four UN workers are in Taliban's custody.

The UN office in Kabul has so far made no comment.

Source: Xinhua


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