Gunmen carry out second kidnapping in Afghanistan in three weeks

March 15, 2015 2:02 PM

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KABUL (Reuters) - Gunmen kidnapped eight ethnic Hazara people from two cars in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday but later released all but one of the hostages, a local official said.

It was the second kidnapping involving members of the Hazara community in less than a month, stoking fears of sectarian violence in this war-weary nation.

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