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A dozen seminary teachers released from Daesh captivity

A dozen seminary teachers released from Daesh captivity

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Mar 04, 2017 - 12:31

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Twelve teachers and two other staffers of a madrassainfo-icon, who were kidnapped in the Haska Mina district of eastern Nangarhar province by Daesh, have been released, an official said on Saturday.

Islamic State fighters had snatched the individuals on January 15 in the Shpoli locality of the district, as the teachers were giving exams to their students at Mashar Mullahinfo-icon Madrassa.

The governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News the kidnapped teachers had been set free without any deal with the militant group.

They were released as a result of mediation by tribesmen. No prisoner swap or other demand from the insurgents had been accepted, he explained.

Haska Mena district chief, Haji Sazwali, said the teachers were released Friday night. He also said no condition had been set by Daesh for releasing the kindappees.

“The day the teachers were kidnapped, we sent a Jirgainfo-icon of tribal elders. The group set various conditions, but we didn’t compromise.”

Earlier, dozens of influential figures kidnapped by Daesh in Pachiragam district were also released through tribal elders’ mediation.

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