Pajhwok Services

SMS News Service

Photo Service

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Kidnapped ANA soldier kills 6 captors in Ghazni

Kidnapped ANA soldier kills 6 captors in Ghazni

Nov 30, 2014 - 11:49

GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier who was kidnapped by militants managed to gun down six of his abductors before being killed in retaliatory fire in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Sunday.

Nazifullah Sultani, the 203rd Thunder Military Corps spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the incident took place late on Saturday in Khawzai locality of Andar district.

The soldier was forced from a vehicle by militants on his way to Kabulinfo-icon from Kandahar. When the Talibaninfo-icon took him to a mosqueinfo-icon near Khawzai area, the soldier overpowered a militant, snatched his gun and shot six abductors.

In retaliatory fire, another insurgent killed the soldier. Taliban later burnt the solider’s body. Muhammad Qasim Desiwal, the district chief, said the soldier was about to escape on a motorbike when he was shot dead.

The militant group involved in the kidnapping was led by Mullahinfo-icon Idrees and had been involved in anti-state activities in the area for years, he said. But the group is yet to comment on the incident.



Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.


Add new comment



Twitter Update