Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

Land Mine Workers Kidnapped in Afghanistan

Gunmen have kidnapped 15 anti-land mine workers in western Afghanistan and a military operation is underway to rescue them, officials said Saturday. The incident happened Friday evening in the Kohsan district of Herat province, which borders Iran. All the hostages were Afghan nationals employed by the non-governmental HALO Trust mine clearing organization, said provincial government and police officials.   They blamed Taliban insurgents for the kidnappings. The kidnapping took...

Read complete article
© Voice of America -

Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter