Accessibility links

Afghan Official Reported Killed By Taliban Abductors


http://gdb.rferl.org/DCE574CF-B46B-42D5-B29B-58006B6B328C_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/DCE574CF-B46B-42D5-B29B-58006B6B328C_mw800_mh600.jpg 9 April 2005 -- Taliban militants are claiming to have killed a senior Afghan provincial official who was apparently abducted several days ago.

The killing is the third murder of a local official in less than a week in the restive south, the former stronghold of the Taliban.

A Taliban spokesman is quoted by Reuters as saying that Sarajuddin, chief of the power and water department in southern Zabul Province, was killed after a group of Taliban militants abducted him two days ago outside the town of Qalat, the provincial capital.

The death was confirmed by a local police official, who added that a search is under way for Sarajuddin's body.

(Reuters/dpa)
XS
SM
MD
LG