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Afghan capital plagued by kidnapping and extortion of locals

AFP/The National, 10 March 2017

Underreported, underrated – a phenomenon that undermines the security of Kabulis probably as much as terrorism. One shortcoming: the too short sentence about the political connections and protection of the abduction syndicates:

The government’s inability to curb kidnappings has led many like Mr Ghulam to suspect that some criminals are in cahoots with security officials.

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