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Kidnappers obliged to set free 12-year-old boy in Kunduz

Kidnappers obliged to set free 12-year-old boy in Kunduz

May 21, 2016 - 21:13

KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Kidnappers on Saturday released a 12-year-old boy near his home after failing to take him to an insecure area from the capital northern Kunduz province, the governor said.

Asadullah Omarkhel told Pajhwok Afghan News the boy, son of a jeweler, was kidnapped on his way to school by unknown gunmen two days ago from Nawabad area of Kunduz City and set him free nearby his home on Saturday.

He said the release of the boy came after security forces controlled all exit points, a move that left the kidnappers with no option but to release the boy.

He said security forces had arrested two suspects in connection with the kidnapping and the detainees had confessed to their crime and named two other men involved in the crime.

Kunduz acting police chief Masoom Hashmi identified the boy as Mehrullah and said all his kidnappers would be arrested soon.


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