Taliban kidnap 2 local Afghan officials to change for 10 comrades: Official

17:09, July 08, 2010      

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Taliban militants in a bid to secure the release of their comrades in northwest Ghor province of Afghanistan have kidnapped two local officials, spokesman for provincial administration Abdul Hai Khatibi said Thursday.

"Taliban rebels abducted a prosecutor and a teacher from Ghor' s provincial capital Cheghcheran on Wednesday and threatened to kill them if their comrades are not released," Khatibi told Xinhua.

Ten Taliban militants were arrested by security forces couple of days ago, the official further said.

However, he did not say if the provincial administration was ready to exchange the detained Taliban fighters with the kidnapped government employees.

Taliban militants have yet to comment.

In a related development, Taliban militants abducted four employees of an aid agency in the neighboring Herat province Wednesday. "The insurgents kidnapped four local employees of a relief organization from Shindand district and took them to unknown locations,"Lal Mohammad Omarzai the governor of Shindand district told Xinhua.

He did not give the name of the aid agency but added it provides services to the locals in the field of health.

Source: Xinhua


(Editor:张茜)

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