Unknown armed men abduct 13 employees of construction firm in E. Afghanistan
Unknown armed men abducted about 13 employees of a local road construction firm in Paktia province, in east Afghanistan, a local official said Wednesday. "A group of armed men raided one base of the workers in Wazi Zadran district late Tuesday night and took away 13 employees including two engineers," governor of the district Abdul Wali Zadran told Xinhua.
Two more employees of the company got wounded when they resisted, he said.
The company, the official said, was busy in surveying a road between Paktia and Paktiak provinces when the company staff were attacked.
Zadran did not point finger to any group or individuals, but Taliban insurgents often targeted road construction companies and government institutions.