Taliban suspected in kidnapping of 12 ethnic Hazaras and murder of 3 in Afghanistan
- The kidnappings took place in the eastern province of Ghazni at the hands of unidentified gunmen, the latest kidnapping following the abduction of 30 Hazaras in February.
- Around the same time four bodies were discovered, three of which were Hazara and the fourth Pashtun.
- The Taliban are suspected of being behind the events as the community was a frequent target of anti-Shia campaigns during Taliban rule prior to the 2001 U.S. invasion.
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