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A prominent Afghan doctor kidnapped and killed in northern Afghanistan

The kidnappers demanded a ransom and cut it in half after negotiations.. Despite paying them, they tortured the neurologist, killed him, and threw his body in the street in Mazar-i-Sharif.

A prominent doctor has been 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 exchange for 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 they negotiated a reduction in the amount they initially requested, which was more than double that amount.

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

” My father was subjected to severe torture, there are signs of harm on his body,” said Rohin Alimi .

Doctor Muhammad Nader Alimi

Doctor Muhammad Nader Alimi

Alimi, a neurologist, worked at 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 kidnappings for ransom increased, prompting many businessmen to flee Afghanistan.

The kidnappings have continued since the Taliban seized power on August 15, albeit at a slower rate

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