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IS militants abduct and kill 30 Afghan civilians, officials say

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AFP, 26 October 2016

In its widely-published article on the abduction and killing of civilians in Ghor, AFP quotes provincial council member Abdul Hameed Nateqi, a UN press release, Amnesty International, top US and NATO commander John Nicholson and AAN researcher Borhan Osman:

“(IS) announces its emergence in Ghor by murdering dozens of civilians,” said Borhan Osman, a researcher with the Afghanistan Analysts Network in Kabul. Osman added that the IS group in Ghor comprised mainly of former Taliban fighters.