Abdullah Mohammadi, a member of the Lower House of the Parliament confirmed that the Taliban militants murdered Syed Abdul Halim Sadat after abducting him from Samangan-Baghlan highway.
Mohammadi further added that the Taliban militants had abducted Mr. Sadat from Chashma-e Shir area at around 10:00 am local time on Saturday.
He also added that the Taliban militants left the body of Mr. Sadat along the highway earlier today.
Meanwhile, Mr. Mohammadi said there are no reports regarding the fate of the remaining hostages who were also abducted by Taliban.
The Taliban group has not commented regarding the kidnap and murder of Mr. Sadat so far.