Afghan official: 11 de-miners kidnapped

April 2, 2016 9:23 AM

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KABUL, Afghanistan – An official says gunmen have kidnapped 11 land mine clearers in western Afghanistan.

Rauf Ahmadi, the spokesman for the police chief of the western Herat province, said Saturday that a military operation has been launched in the area, with six suspects detained. He says tribal elders had earlier tried negotiating the de-miners' release.

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