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Friday, February 27, 2015

Pakistan’s Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Chechen militants behind the abduction of 30 Hazara men in Zabul

The highway connecting Kandahar with Kabul is one of the busiest and dangerous highways in Afghanistan

PUBLISHED 2015-02-27

Putting all speculation to rest, the government authorities in southern Zabul province have confirmed that Pakistan-based terrorist outfit Lashkar e Jhangvi (LeJ) and Chechen militants were behind the abduction of 30 people on Kabul-Kandahar highway three days ago.

LeJ and Chechen terrorists, together with Taliban insurgents in Zabul, are believed to have abducted the 30 men belonging to ethnic Hazara community.

No group has officially claimed responsibility for the incident, which has given rise to many conflicting reports and speculations.

The incident took place on Monday night in Shahjoy district of Zabul province when a group of masked gunmen abducted 30 men from the Hazara ethnic community while they were travelling from Iran to Kabul...Continue Reading... 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Officials: Gunmen kidnap 30 Hazaras in southern Afghanistan

By Associated Press February 24 at 7:16 AM

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Gunmen in southern Afghanistan kidnapped 30 members of the Hazara ethnic community, authorities said Tuesday, in what appeared to be the latest in a series of attacks on Shiites in the predominantly Sunni country.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack Monday afternoon, police and officials said.

The gunmen kidnapped the 30 people, all men, from two vehicles on a major road in Zabul province, provincial Gov. Mohammad Ashraf said. He said all women, children and non-Hazaras were left behind...Continue Reading...