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Herat Police Rescued Five People, Detained 3 Kidnappers

(Last Updated On: May 17, 2019)

Afghan security forces have rescued five people and detained three kidnappers in western Herat province, Ministry of Interior Affairs (MoI) said in a statement on Friday.

The Interior Ministry said in a statement that police arrested three kidnappers during an operation conducted in Kahsan district of Herat province on Thursday.

During the operation, one of the kidnappers was wounded after he exchanged gunfire with the police forces, the statement said.

During the raids, the Afghan forces have also seized a number of weapons belonged to the kidnappers, the statement fur

Kidnapping for ransom has become more frequent in Afghanistan in recent years. Locals of all income levels are most often the targets.

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