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StarfarerBill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:27 AM
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Taliban kidnap two Chinese engineers, four Afghans
Source: AFP

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (AFP) The Taliban has kidnapped two Chinese engineers and four Afghans accompanying them in the north of the country, a local official and the Taliban said on Sunday.

"Unknown people kidnapped yesterday (Saturday) two Chinese engineers along with their two local drivers and two guards in Qaysar district, Faryab province," said local government spokesman Jawaed Bidar.

Taliban spokesman Yusuf Ahmadi said that "Our mujahedeen have taken two Chinese engineers, their two drivers and their two guards."

Ahmadi said the Taliban's Islamic court or shura would decide on their fate.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100117/wl_sthasia_afp/afg...
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FreakinDJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:40 PM
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1. Great - Gov integration by force
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:02 PM
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2. Interesting.
We reach out to the Taliban, they kidnap some Chinese engineers.

Oddly enough I suspect this is something of a diplomatic overture. We'll see, of course.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 08:41 AM
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3. 2 Chinese, 4 Afghans kidnapped in Afghanistan
Source: AP


The Associated Press
Monday, January 18, 2010; 7:31 AM

KABUL -- Two Chinese engineers and four Afghans have been kidnapped by gunmen in northwestern Afghanistan, an official said Monday.

The six men were seized late Saturday while traveling back to their base after a day working on a road construction project, according to Abdul Sattar Barez, the deputy provincial governor of Faryab province.

Nobody has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping. Afghan police and intelligence services were searching for the men.

Kidnappings - mostly of Afghans - for ransom or for political reasons are on common in Afghanistan, where violence has made efforts to rebuild the country costly and dangerous.



Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 08:41 AM
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4. 2 Chinese, 4 Afghans kidnapped in Afghanistan
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