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German tourist murdered in Afghanistan handed over to NATO

Other News Materials 25 September 2011 17:45
The body of a German tourist murdered in Afghanistan has been handed over to NATO officials in Ghor province, a police official said on Sunday,
German tourist murdered in Afghanistan handed over to NATO

The body of a German tourist murdered in Afghanistan has been handed over to NATO officials in Ghor province, a police official said on Sunday, DPA reported.

"Last night at around 09:00 pm (1600 GMT) the body of the German national was handed over to the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) positioned in Ghor province" said Abdul Rashid Bashir, deputy police chief of Ghor.

The German tourist was carrying two passports, both German, Bashir said.

"An investigation has been launched against those responsible for this," Bashir said.

Unknown gunmen shot dead the tourist and his Afghan companion on Saturday in central Afghanistan.

Ghor is a relatively peaceful province.

The killing came just two weeks after the bodies of two German hikers who went missing last month were found in a mountain region in Parwan province, neighboring Kabul.

No one has claimed responsibility for the pair's killing. The Taliban also denied responsibility.

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