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Pakistani embassy staff 'manhandled' by Afghan intelligence

The Pakistan embassy approaches the Afghan Foreign Ministry, sought immediate release

IANS  |  Islamabad 

Two staffers at the Pakistan embassy in Kabul were detained by the Afghan intelligence and freed after some three hours, dealing another blow to Kabul-Islamabad ties. Hassan Khanzada and Syed Munir Shah were at a Kabul market on Wednesday when they were picked up by members of the National Directorate of Security, the intelligence agency of Afghanistan, media reports said. They were taken to a detention centre along with the embassy's official vehicle, Dawn reported. Khanzada, a visa assistant at the embassy, was "manhandled", it said. Shah is a staff driver at ...

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 16:24 IST
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