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Samangan Provincial Council Member Killed By Militants: Official

Syed Abdul Halim Sadat, a member of Samangan Provincial Council, was killed after being kidnapped by the Taliban in Baghlan Province, local officials said.

Samangan police said that Sadat’s body was found in Chashma-e-Sher area in the northern province of Baghlan on Sunday morning.

Head of Baghlan NDS office, Hussain Tahir, said Sadat was taken hostage by the Taliban along with three others but there is no report about three other hostages.

The three others are tribal elders from Samangan who were kidnapped by the Taliban in in Baghlan-Samangan highway, he said.

Taliban has not commented on the report.

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Samangan Provincial Council Member Killed By Militants: Official

Local officials said the incident happened in the restive area of Chashma-e-Shir in Baghlan Province.

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Syed Abdul Halim Sadat, a member of Samangan Provincial Council, was killed after being kidnapped by the Taliban in Baghlan Province, local officials said.

Samangan police said that Sadat’s body was found in Chashma-e-Sher area in the northern province of Baghlan on Sunday morning.

Head of Baghlan NDS office, Hussain Tahir, said Sadat was taken hostage by the Taliban along with three others but there is no report about three other hostages.

The three others are tribal elders from Samangan who were kidnapped by the Taliban in in Baghlan-Samangan highway, he said.

Taliban has not commented on the report.

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