Kidnapper killed, hostage rescued in Afghanistan’s Kabul


KABUL: FEB. 28 – One kidnapper was killed and four others arrested after intelligence personnel of the Afghan caretaker government busted a group on the western outskirts of the capital Kabul, the government confirmed on Monday.

“The Kabul Department of General Directorate of Intelligence (GDI) rescued Abdul Ghafar from the kidnappers in the Qargha area of Paghman district in a special operation on Monday,” the government said in a statement.

The statement came as security forces have arrested nine kidnappers, six Islamic State (IS) militants and 35 robbers, and seized a huge amount of weapons and ammunition in clearance operations in Kabul and surrounding provinces since Friday, according to government sources.

The Taliban-run administration has vowed to crack down on outlaws to ensure law and order in war-torn Afghanistan.


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