October 26, 2014

Kidnappers kill 11-year-old Afghan kid in Herat province

By Meena Haseeb - Thu Jan 31 2013, 1:00 pm

nw afghan herat19According to local security officials in western Herat province of Afghanistan, an Afghan kid was assassinated after he was kidnapped two months ago in this province.

A local security official speaking on the condition of anonymity said the kid was kidnapped two months back and his dead body was found on Wednesday night at Khesh-e-Pushtan area in Enjil district.

Ali Sina, the 11-year-old Afghan kid belonged to a rich family and one of the prominent merchants of western Herat province.

The security source also added that kidnappers had taken enough money from the family of the kid during the past two months.

He said Afghan security forces have arrested two suspected women in connection the kidnapping case and are under the investigation.

This comes as kidnapping cases have dramatically increased across the country specifically in western provinces of Afghanistan which has created tensions among the local residents.

Afghan kids are also smuggled outside of the country besides kidnapping for ransom.

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