Abducted University Lecturers, Students Released Unconditionally By Taliban

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Kabul (BNA) The Abducted university lecturers and students have been released by Taliban in Ghazni province.
According to local officials of Ghazni, all Kandahar University lecturers and students abducted recently by Taliban in Ghazni province have been released.
A local official of Ghazni told BNA, “23 abducted lecturers and students were handed over Saturday night to tribal elders and the rest eight were handed over yesterday morning to the elders.”
Affirming the news, a spokesman for Kandahar Governor Dawa Khan Menapal told BNA that the 23 lecturers and students handed over to tribal elders and Red Cross Committee were currently in Ghazni, capital city of Ghazni province.
A delegation comprising of Ulema, tribal elders of Ghazni and a representative of the Red Cross Committee contacting with Taliban for releasing the lecturers and students had said all lecturers and students were currently with them, Menapal added.
According to Menapal, all the released lecturers and students were in good health condition.
It is worth mentioning that 23 lecturers and students of Kandahar University were on the way from Kandahar to Kabul on the threshold of presidential runoff election when they faced with Taliban ambush in outskirts of Qara Bagh district of Ghazni province.
Taliban by firing on their vehicle abducted all the university lecturers and students.
Taliban had said the abducted lecturers and students would be released after the election in case that they didn’t have relations with government organs.

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