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Bride allegedly kidnapped from outside beauty salon in Karachi

KARACHI: A woman, who arrived at a local beauty salon to get ready for her wedding function, went missing soon after she left for home, ARY News reported. According to woman's parents, the bride-to-be went to the beauty parlour with her sister in North Nazimabad area to get ready for one of her wedding functions, but, as her parents claim, she was allegedly kidnapped by her former fiancé. The girl is set to tie the knot on Sep 30. Reports say that police were not filing a case, claiming that the girl didn’t go missing,…

Turkish teacher kidnapped in Mongolia freed

BEIJING: A Turkish teacher, who was allegedly kidnapped in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar and taken to the city’s airport, has been released after authorities temporarily grounded an airplane, according to local media and a social media posting by the man. Veysel Akcay, who thanked Mongolians for their support on Saturday, was abducted in front of his apartment on Friday morning according to friends and family, who circulated details of the abduction on social media. Ackay, who has lived in Mongolia for 24 years,…

Seven Indian engineers kidnapped in Afghanistan

KABUL: Seven Indian engineers and an Afghan national working for a power plant in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan were kidnapped on Sunday, officials said. Zabihullah Shuja, spokesman for Baghlan police, said the engineers were traveling to a government-run power station in a minibus when unknown gunmen abducted them and their Afghan driver. Two officials at the Indian embassy in Kabul confirmed the kidnapping of the engineers, all working for the Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) that operates power…

Britain warns of Islamic State attacks in South Africa after couple kidnapped

JOHANNESBURG: Britain has warned of a threat of attacks on foreigners in South Africa after two British nationals were kidnapped in a small town there, but South African police said they had no evidence militants were behind the incident. Africa’s most industrialised country has a large expatriate community and attracts many tourists, and has seldom been associated with militancy. No attack followed a similar warning by Britain and the United States in June 2016. South Africa’s elite police unit Hawks said the force…

Nigerian Chibok girls’ kidnapper jailed for 15 years

LAGOS: A man involved in the 2014 kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls from Chibok in northeast Nigeria has been jailed for 15 years, the government confirmed on Tuesday. Haruna Yahaya, 35, admitted being involved in the abduction when he appeared at a special court trying hundreds of Boko Haram suspects on Monday, said a justice ministry spokesman. The conviction is the first in relation to the kidnapping, which triggered global outrage and sparked a worldwide campaign for the girls' release. Nigeria began…

Saudi Arabian police find body of kidnapped judge

RIYADH: Saudi Arabian police have recovered the body of a kidnapped pro-government judge after a shootout in which a policeman and a suspected militant were killed, the interior ministry said Monday. The remains of Judge Mohammed al-Jirani were found on a farm in the town of Awamiya in the kingdom’s Eastern Province, which has been a hotbed of protests for years. The raid took place last Tuesday and subsequent DNA tests confirmed that a body recovered was that of Sheikh Jirani, a ministry spokesperson told the official…

70 villagers kidnapped in Afghanistan, at least 7 killed: police

KABUL: Seventy Afghans were abducted Friday from their village along the main highway in the south of the country, and at least seven were killed, police said, accusing the Taliban of the kidnappings. Around 30 villagers have been released but at least 30 others are still missing, Abdul Raziq, the head of Kandahar provincial police told AFP. "The Taliban abducted 70 people from their houses in a village along the Kandahar-Tarinkot highway, Friday. They killed seven of them today," Raziq said. "Their bodies were found…