Dead body of Afghan businessman, found in well Kandahar


The dead body of a young businessman was found in a well in the Kandahar province of southern Afghanistan after he went missing for 3 weeks, local sources said.

Sources say that Mohammad Sadeq Achakzai, a young man and a businessman, disappeared 20 days ago while traveling from Kandahar City, Kandahar province’s center, to Spin Boldak district of Kandahar province.

According to the source, Mohammad Sadeq’s body was discovered on Friday, the 4th of November, in the Cheshmo neighborhood in Kandahar province’s Maiwand district. This businessman is alleged to have just visited Kandahar from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

While en route to meet up with his friends in Spin Boldek, he was abducted and went missing for about 20 days.

The Taliban government’s security authorities in Kandahar province confirmed this incident and stated that Mohammad Sadeq Achakzai was killed by kidnappers.

The security officials, however, did not say if t2 doctors among killed after vehicle carrying health workers fell down valley

The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF). Local sources in Laghman province, in eastern Afghanistan, said that a vehicle carrying health workers fell off a valley in the Dawlat Shah district of Laghman province, resulting in the fatalities of 7 people, including 2 doctors, and the injuries of 3 other people.

Sources said that this occurrence took place on Saturday, the 5th of November, at around 8 o’clock in the morning in the village of Kel of Farshaghan valley, Dawlat Shah district, Laghman province. The Taliban governor in Laghman’s spokesperson, Salamat Khan Bilal, confirmed the tragedy and added that two doctors—a female and a male doctor—also died in the accident.

According to the Taliban official, Bilal, the injured were transported to the nearest hospital, where they are receiving medical attention. The Taliban district governor for the Dawlat Shah district of Laghman province, Qari Abdul Qahir Mutawakul, said that a Surf-type vehicle that transported health workers overturned and fell down the valley, resulting in fatalities and injuries.

Although the cause of this tragedy is yet to be determined by the traffic department, road damage and reckless driving are considered to be the primary contributors to traffic accidents, which significantly contribute to traffic-related fatalities across Afghanistan.—Khaama News Agency

he businessman was taken to be killed or if the kidnappers demanded a ransom to release him.

This comes as criminality and crime rates have soared in Afghanistan following the Taliban’s assuming of power as the country is coping with one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises magnified by widespread poverty and unemployment.—Khaama News Agency


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