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Deputy Minister of Public Works of Afghanistan kidnapped

Bishkek (AKIpress) - Wahid in Afghan A senior Afghan government official was kidnapped along with his driver on his way to work in Kabul on Tuesday, Naharnet reported referring to the Interior Ministry.

Ahmad Shah Wahid, Deputy Minister of Public Works, was taken by gunmen at around 7.00 am from Khair Khana district of Kabul.

Kabul police confirmed the incident, adding: “Afghan police forces have launched a search to secure his release.”

The motive for the incident is not clear, but kidnapping of wealthy individuals for ransom is common in Afghanistan.

Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for Taliban, said they had no knowledge of Wahid's kidnapping.


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