Police arrest 5 over child’s kidnapping, murder

Police arrest 5 over child's kidnapping, murder

Afghan police have arrested five persons including a woman over the abduction and murder of a child in Afghanistan’s eastern Parwan province, said a statement of provincial police office on Wednesday.

The child was abducted several days ago and his body was found in Police District 1 of Charikar city on Wednesday morning, the statement said.

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Similarly, police in the northern Takhar province arrested three kidnappers and rescued a child from the kidnappers last week.

In war-torn and economically impoverished Afghanistan, criminal gangs including kidnappers often attempt to target wealthy families by kidnapping their members and demanding huge amounts of cash as ransom for their release.

The Afghan caretaker government has vowed to crack down on outlaws and criminal elements as part of efforts to ensure law and order in the war-torn country.

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