Update March 18, 2016

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Two BRAC officials abducted in Afghanistan

Sumel Sarker

Afghanistan

Two BRAC officials abducted in Afghanistan

18 March 2016, Nirapad News: Two BRAC (Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee) officials working in Afghanistan have been abducted by unidentified gunmen.

They were going from Kunduz to Baghlan when their vehicle was intercepted by armed men around 4pm Thursday.

The two are ‘Shawkat’, an engineer, and accountant Sirajul Islam, Md Anowar Hossain, BRAC’s Afghanistan country representative told. Both men hail from Pabna.

“We’ve informed the local police and the interior ministry. They have taken certain steps. The vehicle’s driver and an Afghan national, who was with them, have been arrested.”

It was not yet clear if Taliban militants were behind the abduction.

A BRAC team from the capital city of Kabul was on its way to Kunduz, said Rony Mirza, the NGO’s communications head in Dhaka.

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