Afghan Official: Taliban Abduct Candidate in North

March 31, 2014 6:38 AM

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(KABUL, Afghanistan) — An Afghan official says Taliban gunmen have abducted a candidate running for a seat in the provincial council and seven members of his entourage.

Governor Abdul Jabar Haqbeen said on Monday that candidate Hussain Nazari and seven others were taken overnight in the northern Sar-i-Pul province.

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