Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Friday, September 14, 2007

Afghan gunmen release last members of de-mining team

The last three members of a 13-person Afghan de-mining team that were kidnapped by an unknown group were released Thursday morning upon negotiations with local elders, BBC News reported the same day.

The Taliban has denied involvement in the incident.

While kidnappings in the country have generated much attention, it is important to note that the hostages are not always foreigners. According to the article: “The BBC’s Charles Haviland in Kabul says Afghans are kidnapped far more often than foreigners, sometimes by criminal gangs and sometimes by insurgents.”

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