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Taliban say kidnapped Indians likely to be killed

Taliban militants are likely to kill two Indian road workers they kidnapped at the weekend in southeast Afghanistan, a spokesman for the ousted militia said. “There is a strong possibility they will be killed because they are not Muslims,” the spokesman, who calls himself Abdul Samad, told AFP by satellite phone on Wednesday. The pair were kidnapped Saturday in Zabul province after finishing work on the key highway between Kabul and the main southern city of Kandahar. Afghan officials said they were kidnapped after shopping with Afghan colleagues for chickens in Bazargan village five kilometres (three miles) from the highway near Shahjoy, 280 kilometres (175 miles) southwest of Kabul. Three men armed with machineguns and Kalashnikov assault rifles stopped their car and asked if there were any foreigners. Full Story

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