A prominent Afghan doctor kidnapped and killed in northern Afghanistan

A prominent doctor was kidnapped and killed in northern Afghanistan, his family announced Friday.

Muhammad Nader Alimi was kidnapped two months ago in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif and his kidnappers demanded a ransom in change of his release, according to his son Rouhin Alimi.

Taliban fighters in Mazar-i-Sharif (archive)
Taliban fighters in Mazar-i-Sharif (archive)

The son said the family paid the kidnappers $ 350,000 after negotiating a reduction in the amount initially requested, which was more than double tale amount.

The son explained that, despite the payment of the sum, the kidnappers killed Al-Alimi and left his body in street, indicating that on Thursday they called the family and told them where the body was.

“My father was subjected to severe torture, there are signs of damage on his body,” said Rouhin Alimi.

Doctor Muhammad Nader Alimi
Doctor Muhammad Nader Alimi

Alimi, a neurologist, was working in a regional government hospital in Mazar-i-Sharif. He also owned a private clinic, said to be the first private psychiatric clinic in the city.

Under the previous US-backed government, crimes, including frequent ransom kidnappings, have increased, prompting many businessmen to flee Afghanistan.

The kidnappings have continued since the Taliban took power on August 15, albeit at a slower pace.

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