Taliban Free Remaining Victims of Mass Abduction
Afghanistan, Kabul, 27 October / corr Trend A.Hakimi / The Taliban have freed the 37 kidnapped Afghan workers who were snatched from the western province of Farah about one month ago as part of one of the country's largest ever mass kidnappings.
About 120 co-workers were also abducted but were later released by the militants. The group was seized after being mistaken for soldiers. The Governor of Farah Province, Roohul Amin, said the workers were freed after intervention from tribal elders. No concessions were given to the kidnappers to secure the release, he added. Also in Farah, Taliban fighters killed three Afghan policemen after the militants ambushed a police convoy in the Bala-Balook district, Amin said. The rebels escaped after launching the attack.