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Rebels kill kidnapped tribal elder

13 September, 2012

MAIMANA: The Taliban on Wednesday shot dead an influential figure, hours after kidnapping him in the Shireen Tagab district of Faryab province, an official said.

Ghayas Arab, a pro-government tribal elder from Qara Sheikhi area, was kidnapped along with another man from the Lab Shor village, the district chief told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Syed Luqman Gharik said that the captors, who killed the elder, freed his companion. The motive behind the killing is yet to be known.


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