April 19th, 2011
09:06 AM ET

Iranian engineers abducted in Afghanistan

At least seven Iranian engineers have been kidnapped in western Afghanistan, Iranian media reported on Monday, citing officials.

Iran's state-run Press TV said that seven engineers were kidnapped, while the semi-official Fars News Agency said that 12 Iranian engineers were taken, in addition to five Afghan nationals. FULL POST

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Afghan police say Taliban kidnap 50, including officers
Afghan National Army soldiers ride in the back of a truck in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan on March 23.
March 28th, 2011
10:55 AM ET

Afghan police say Taliban kidnap 50, including officers

Taliban fighters kidnapped 50 people - including police officers - in northeastern Afghanistan on Sunday, police said.

The officers were among a group of people in four vehicles traveling in the Chapa Dara district, said Kunar province Police Chief Khalilullah Zaiyee.

The captured were unarmed and on leave, he said.

A Taliban spokesman said there were no civilians among the group captured.

"We have got documents and evidence that shows all the 50 captured people are policemen and they have also (confessed) during the investigations too," Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid told CNN.

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January 28th, 2011
12:41 PM ET

Kidnapping crisis in Afghan province

CNN's Arwa Damon reports on kidnappings and attacks in what was a "safe" Afghanistan province.

December 10th, 2010
10:45 AM ET

1 still missing after seizure of mine removal team in Afghanistan

One man remains missing on Friday after armed gunmen kidnapped members of a landmine removal team in eastern Afghanistan the night before, a group official said.

The incident took place in Khost province.

Eleven people were seized by the gunmen, said Shah Wali Ayoubi, executive operation manager of the Mine Detection Center.

Ten of those taken were released later Thursday night but another, a driver, remained missing.

The 10 employees returned in good health, Ayoubi said. He also said the gunmen stole a truck filled with tools.

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