Brother of female Afghan MP arrested over her kidnapping
KABUL (AFP) - A female Afghan lawmaker kidnapped by Taleban militants was the victim of a plot hatched by her brother, the country's intelligence agency said on Wednesday.
Ms Fariba Ahmadi Kakar, one of 69 female MPs in the 249-seat Lower House, was taken at gunpoint in August and held for three weeks before being released, reportedly in exchange for six Taleban prisoners.
The National Directorate of Security (NDS) said that her brother Noor Ahmad had been arrested on charges of being a key accomplice behind the kidnapping, which attracted global headlines.
"The NDS investigation concluded that two people including Noor Ahmad, brother of MP Kakar, had plotted the kidnapping with a Taleban commander," the spy agency said in a statement.