• publish: 2 April 2016
  • time: 12:09 pm
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 3716

Insurgents kidnap 15 demining workers in Herat province

Insurgents believed to be Taliban-linked militants kidnap 15 workers of Halo Trust demining in Herat province.  

The deminers and the four vehicles they were travelling in were seized by gunmen in Shabsh area of Kahistan district on Friday evening.

Jilani Farhad, the governor’s spokesman said it was unclear who was behind the kidnappings. Police have mounted a manhunt.

Meanwhile, police spokesman, Abdur Rauf Ahmadi, said the police chief and detectives has reached the area.“We are hopeful of rescuing the demining workers.”

Halo Trust, a non-profit organisation that clears landmines in war-torn communities around the world,has not yet commented on the incident.

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