Ministry of Interior Reports Rescue of Kidnapped Child in Balkh


KABUL(BNA): The Ministry of Interior has announced the successful rescue of a child kidnapped a week ago in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of Balkh province.

According to Mufti Abdul Mateen Qani, the ministry’s spokesperson, the child was rescued by the 888th National Battalion of Balkh under the General Command of Special Forces, following a special and tactical operation. The kidnappers had demanded a ransom of $300,000 for the child’s release.

Qani added that yesterday, June 3rd, was the final deadline set by the kidnappers for the payment, threatening to kill the child if the ransom was not paid.

During the operation, one kidnapper was killed in a clash with security forces, and five others were arrested. The arrested individuals will be handed over to judicial authorities for further investigation.


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