Afghan intelligence operatives have arrested a group of armed kidnappers in western Herat province of Afghanistan.
A statement released by the National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Tuesday said,” the intelligence directorate special forces have arrested a group of six-armed kidnappers from Injil district of Herat province”.
The individuals were identified as Rustam, Abdul Hakim, Arbab, Muhammad Rafiq, Akram and Zainuddin.
In a video footage released, the arrested individuals confess their involvement in multiple kidnapping and thievery cases in the province.
NDS statement further said that 3 weapons, 3 different vehicles and 4 motorbikes which were used in their kidnapping and thievery activities, were also seized from the gang during the operation.
Kidnapping is a major concern particularly for businessmen across the country as the security situation deteriorates. Afghan officials have vowed to seriously deal with abduction cases.