Missing Germans shot to death: Afghan police chief
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Last Updated: Monday, September 05, 2011, 21:09
  
Kabul: Two Germans who disappeared nearly three weeks ago while hiking in the Hindu Kush mountains were shot to death, a police general said Monday.

Gen. Sher Ahmad Maladani, police chief of Afghanistan's eastern Parwan province, said Monday that a rescue team reached the bodies in the late afternoon. He says the two men had bullet wounds in their chests, but it's not clear when they died.

He said he had asked the Ministry of Interior and German army for helicopters to help get the bodies down from the mountains. It took the rescue team four hours to reach the bodies on foot from the main road.

Police at the scene said they could not recover the bodies Monday because of darkness and would try again in the morning.

Kabul: Two Germans who disappeared nearly three weeks ago while hiking in the Hindu Kush mountains were shot to death, a police general said Monday.

Gen. Sher Ahmad Maladani, police chief of Afghanistan's eastern Parwan province, said Monday that a rescue team reached the bodies in the late afternoon. He says the two men had bullet wounds in their chests, but it's not clear when they died.

He said he had asked the Ministry of Interior and German army for helicopters to help get the bodies down from the mountains. It took the rescue team four hours to reach the bodies on foot from the main road.

Police at the scene said they could not recover the bodies Monday because of darkness and would try again in the morning.

The Salang Pass is a major route through the Hindu Kush mountains that connects the Afghan capital, Kabul, with the northern part of the nation.

Germany has been a major contributor to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan and currently has some 5,200 troops stationed in the country, largely in the north.

Bureau Report


First Published: Monday, September 05, 2011, 21:09


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