January 17, 2018
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Kabul police intervene, rescue trader as kidnappers demanded $3m in ransom

By Khaama Press - Fri Jan 12 2018, 5:39 pm

The Kabul police forces have rescued a local trader who was kidnapped by a gang of dangerous kidnappers and were demanding a ransom of $3 million in exchange for his release.

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officials said Friday that a group of at least tweleve people have been arrested in connection to the kidnapping case.

The officials further added that the gang led by Nangialai, also famous as Mama, had kidnapped a local trader Hashmatullah from the 9th police district of the city few days ago.

According to the CID officials, the police forces intervened and launched an operation as the gang was demanding $3 million from the family of the hostage.

This comes as there has been a sharp rise in criminal-related incidents in Kabul city and other key cities of the country during the recent years.

Earlier, a woman was arrested by police in Kabul on charges of kidnapping a 5-year-old child and was demanding a hefty amount of money against the release of the hostage.

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officials said late in December that the woman was arrested during an operation from teh 13th police district of the city.

The officials further added that the child who was kidnapped from the vicinity of the 6th police district of the city was also recovered from the custody of the woman.

According to the CID officials, the woman was demanding a ransom of 500,000 Afghanis against the release of the child.

The secuirty forces launched operations in Kabul, Nangarhar, Laghman, and Balkh province as the gang had a wide network and as a result 12 of their members were arrested and the hostage was safely rescued, the officials added.

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