Afghanistan, Kabul, 3 November / corr Trend A. Hakimi/ An unidentified gunmen have shot and killed a police instructor in the southern city of Kandahar, police say.
Abdul Razaq Nawabi, who taught at the city's police academy, was killed in the city's 2nd district while returning home from work, provincial police chief Matiullah Qatah said. Two suspects have been arrested. The shooting comes a week after another police academy teacher was murdered in his home in the same city.
Also on Saturday, police arrested members of a kidnapping gang in the south-eastern province of Paktika, the Interior Ministry said. The men, accused of masterminding the abduction of four road construction engineers, were arrested in the Sayed Karam district after a shoot-out with police.
One kidnapper and one of the abducted road engineers were killed in the fire-fight, the ministry said. And also 17 armed insurgents killed including six Pakistan nationality in Khost province, defense ministry says in a newsletter.
In Ghazni, two Bangladeshi citizens kidnapped more than a week ago have been released after a joint operation between Afghan police and Afghan soldiers, a spokesman for the provincial governor said.