Afghan forces have arrested a kidnapping gang in Kabul City according to a statement issued by the National Directorate of Security (NDS).
According to the statement, police and the NDS’s Special Forces conducted a joint operation in PD4 of Kabul, as a result, a businessman, Haji Nasir Ahmad, who was abducted by the gang was rescued.
“Haji Nasir Ahmad, owner of a wire and cable manufacturing company, was kidnapped from PD3 on 30 of Qaws, Dari calendar. The kidnappers asked his family to pay three million dollars for Nasir’s release,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, the gang’s leader also known as “Obaid and Kanishka” together with six of his colleagues were detained during the operation, read the statement.
The statement added that an operation is underway to arrest the remaining members of the group.
In the past few years, gang robberies and kidnappings have increased in Kabul City.