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Afghan intelligence arrests ‘the most dangerous’ kidnapping gang in Herat

(Last Updated On: May 18, 2016 2:10 pm)

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The Afghan intelligence agency has arrested one of the most dangerous kidnapping gangs in western Herat province of Afghanistan.

The National Directorate of Security (NDS) said the gang consisted of 16 kidnappers and was involved in 10 kidnapping cases in Herat since the last 8 months.

The gang had demanded large ransoms from the families of the hostage for their release, the statement said, adding that three hostages have been killed by the gang during the last 10 months.

NDS further said that the gang had established eight cells in Herat province where they were keeping the hostages on temporary basis.

It is expected that with the arrestment of the gang the level of crimes, especially kidnapping dramatically reduce in western Afghanistan.

Written by: Hesamuddin Hesam

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