PAN, November 19, 2008

School students kidnapped from Logar

Schools have been attacked and burned several times in Logar

Shahpur Arab

PUL-E-ALAM: Unknown armed men kidnapped three students of two high schools students in Baraki Barak district of Logar province, on Wednesday.

Deputy Director of Logar province, Mohammad Yasin Ahmadi told Pajhwok Afghan News that the students of two different high schools in the district were residents of Chalozai village.

He added two of them were students of Ghazi Amanullah Khan High School and the third was student of Logar High School.

According to him, they were students of class seven, eighth and ninth who were retuning to their homes after taking exam in their schools, when masked, armed motor cycle riders abducted them.

A small Jerga of local people have been formed in order to find and free the students, he said.

No body has yet accepted responsibility of the abduction.

Taliban Spokesman in the locality, Mulla Momin Hakimi called it action of thieves, and said that they were not involved in the crime.

Schools have been attacked and burned several times in Logar, but this is first case in which school students are directly targeted.

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