Afghanistan: 24 NGO employees kidnapped by Taliban

by Kal El on July 10, 2011 · View Comments

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They were tasked with removal of land mines that litter the Afghan landscape. The Taliban thank them by kidnapping them.

Afghanistan: Twenty-four de-mining workers kidnapped

 

Kabul, 6 July (AKI) – Twently-four people working as de-miners in western Afghanistan have been kidnapped by Taliban militants, according to news reports.

The group of de-miners in Farah province were kidnapped early Wednesday along with their four drivers, according to provincial head of police Syed Mohammad Roshandil, news agency Xinhua reported. The kidnapping occurred while the de-miners were at work. They are all employed by the Afghan non-government organisation Demining Agency for Afghanistan.

An average of 52 Afghan civilians lost their lives per month in 2010 due to landmine explosions, according to Mine Action Coordination Centre of Afghanistan, a humanitarian group.The group of de-miners in Farah province were kidnapped early Wednesday along with their four drivers, according to provincial head of police Syed Mohammad Roshandil, news agency Xinhua reported.

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    “An average of 52 Afghan civilians lost their lives per month in 2010 due to landmine explosions”  This is an interesting stat. Illustrating that between 1 and 2 Afghan civilians per day lost their lives during 2010 due to landmines and landmine explosions. How much of these results are from the Taliban and how much from the US Military? Good question. I think I will begin to log this information into my <a
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  • Anonymous

     Hey, dipshit!

    Those folks kidnapped were DE-MINERS. People who REMOVE the mines so your co-cultists DON’T get blown up by the mines.

    Frigging mulsoid troglodytes. You fools always kill the messengers and wonder why you’re the last in everything!

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