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Gunmen seize 30 Hazara men in Afghanistan, officials say
Gunmen seize 30 Hazara men in Afghanistan, officials say

Masked gunmen abducted 30 members of Afghanistan’s ethnic Hazara minority who were traveling along a dangerous highway from the south, local authorities said Tuesday. The bus was traveling from the southern city of Kandahar to Kabul, the capital, through Shajoy district of Zabul province late Monday when it was stopped by gunmen, district police chief Mohammad Ullah Ahmadi told local media. The 30 men taken -- women and children were reportedly spared -- were said to be Afghan refugees returning from Iran. Though officials released few other details, local sources said all 30 were members of the Hazara minority, a predominantly Shiite Muslim group. The kidnappings mark the...

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