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21 suspects involved in major kidnappings arrested in Kabul: NDS

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NDS-AfghanistanThe Afghan intelligence operatives arrested at least 21 individuals involved in major kidnappings in capital Kabul, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said.

According to a statement by NDS, the individuals were performing in seven different groups led Hasibullah, Nangialai, Ali Ahmad, Elias, Syed AShraf and Mirwais.

The statement further added that the suspects were arrested during separate operations in the past 6 months.

NDS said the group led by Hasibullah and Baktash were involved in the kidnapping of an owner of money exchange in Kabul who was kidnapped from 15th police district of the city and were demanding $6 million ransom for his release.

Another businessman, Haji Rozuddin was kidnapped by the group led by Nangialai from the vicinity of Pul-e-Charkhi and were demanding $600,000 for his release, NDS said, adding that suspects Ali Ahmad and Ali Yawar kidnapped a child from the 13th police district and were demanding AFN 600,000 for his release.

The individuals were also involved in the kidnapping of a school student who was kidnapped from Shakar Dara district and his captors were demanding $500,000 for his release, NDS said.

The suspect Elias was involved in the murder of three civilians and was sentenced to death by Parwan provincial court but was arrested during a special operation conducted by intelligence operatives after he managed to escaped, NDS added.

According to NDS, a former police official, Syed Ashraf, was also among the kidnapers and was demanding $153,000 ransom for the release of a man whom he had kidnapped.

NDS also added that Mirwais who was also involved in human smuggling was arrested after he kidnapped a Pakistani man from Turkey and was demanding $20,000 for his release as he keeping the man in Bagram district.

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