Unknown gunmen kidnapped two Turkish nationals working on construction project in western Afghanistan on Monday, a senior police official said.
Kidnapping has become a lucrative business in Afghanistan, where dozens of locals and foreigners have been abducted by criminals or armed groups.
"The Turkish engineers were working on a project in the town of Islam Qala, bordering Iran, where they were kidnapped from the vehicle yesterday afternoon," regional Police Chief Abdul Rahoof Ahmadi said.
"We found the vehicle and their passports inside the car ... The kidnappers might have taken them on foot somewhere," he said.
Neither the Taliban nor any other armed group claimed responsibility for the latest abduction.
The insurgents kidnapped 23 South Koreans last year, killing two and releasing the rest a more than a month later.
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