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MDC employees missing in Paktia.

Byline: Syed Jamal Asifkhel

MDC employees missing in Paktia

Syed Jamal Asifkhel - Jun 12, 2008 - 18:42

GARDEZ (PAN): Ten employees with two vehicles of the Mine Detection Dog Centre (MDC) have been missing in the troubled southeastern province of Paktia, officials said on Thursday.

Haji Sher Agha chief of the United Nations Mine Action Centre in Afghanistan (UNMACA) regional office for eastern zone in the provincial capital of Gardez told Pajhwok Afghan News they had no connection with the employees since 12:30 pm.

He added unidentified gunmen kidnapped the employees of MDC on outskirts of the provincial capital while they were on the way from the work area towards the city.

Deputy police chief Ghulam Dastagir Rostumyar confirming the abduction of the employees said the abductors kidnapped the employees in Mahlin a three-kilometer remote area from the provincial capital.

He added all routes of the province were closed by the policemen and an investigation was launched in the area. However, the Taliban spokesman neither rejected nor accepted the abduction of the employees and said they had no information about the incident yet.

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Publication:Pajhwok Afghan News (Kabul, Afghanistan)
Date:Jun 12, 2008
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