Taleban militants kidnap female Afghan MP: officials
GHAZNI (AFP) - Taleban militants have kidnapped a female Afghan member of Parliament, officials said on Wednesday, in the latest example of prominent women being targeted in the country.
Fariba Ahmadi Kakar and her three children were taken at gunpoint on Saturday in the central province of Ghazni on the main highway from Kandahar city to Kabul.
"The security forces released her children, two girls, one boy, in an operation on Monday. But she has been kept in another location, we are still searching for her," said Mohammad Ali Ahmadi, deputy governor of Ghazni.
"The town elders are also involved in talks with the kidnappers to secure her release," he added, giving no further details about the identity of the kidnap gang.