Turkey's foreign minister says 3 Turkish engineers kidnapped, Afghan FM blames criminal gang

Türkiye Materials 25 October 2008 20:16 (UTC +04:00)

Turkey's foreign minister is confirming that three Turkish nationals working on a communications project were kidnapped in Afghanistan's eastern province of Khost on Thursday, the Associated Press reported.

Speaking Saturday at a joint news conference in Kabul with visiting Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan, Afghan Foreign Minister Rangin Dadfar Spanta said officials believe the three were abducted by a criminal gang.

Spanta says Afghan intelligence officials and the provincial governor are working to resolve the issue.

Meanwhile, in the southern province of Ghazni, governor's spokesman Ismail Jahangir says two aid workers from Bangladesh were kidnapped Thursday.