Taliban kidnap 19 de-miners in eastern Afghanistan

April 20, 2015 8:32 AM

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GARDEZ, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghan Taliban militants have abducted 19 people working for a land mine clearance project in an eastern province, a local official said on Monday.

It was the latest in a string of kidnappings in the violence-weary country, days after four abducted ethnic Hazara men were killed by their captors.

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