15 coal miners abducted in Afghanistan

Kabul, May 9 (IANS) Unidentified assailants abducted 15 coal miners from Afghanistan’s Baghlan province, an official said on Monday.

“A group of unidentified assailants stormed the office of the coal miners in Karkar area n Sunday and after destroying office items, they took the 15 miners,” the official said.

The assailants also took away 11 vehicles, Xinhua news agency reported.

Spokesman for Baghlan provincial government Mahmoud Hakmal confirmed the incident and without providing further details, said “Efforts and search operations are underway to locate and ensure safe release of the abductees.”

–IANS

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