Two killed, one foreigner kidnapped in Afghan capital Kabul

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Posted: May 21, 2017 2:41 AM

KABUL (Reuters) - Two people, a foreigner and an Afghan, were killed and another foreigner was abducted from a house in Kabul late on Saturday, a spokesman for the interior ministry said.

Najib Danish said a third foreigner was rescued and an investigation was underway into the incident, which he said occurred at around 11.30 p.m. He gave no details on the nationality of any of the foreigners involved.

Kidnapping is a longstanding problem in Afghanistan, mainly affecting Afghans abducted for ransom. However foreigners have also regularly been targeted, either for ransom or to put pressure on their governments.

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(Reporting by Mirwais Harooni; writing by James Mackenzie; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)