No demands from abductors in Afghanistan

19th December 2007, Comments 0 comments

Three days since the kidnapping of a German convert to Islam in western Afghanistan there have been no demands from his abductors, according to police.

19th December 2007


It remained unclear who kidnapped Harald Kleber on Sunday, said Ali Khan Hussainzada, chief of police for west Afghanistan,

Police were continuing to search for the German, who changed his name to Abdul Rahman after converting to Islam, said Hussainzada.

Kleber, a 42-year-old carpenter from the Bavarian town of Amberg, was abducted by armed gumen Sunday in circumstances that remain unclear.

Earlier reports had speculated he might have been seized by tribesmen angered that he had married a local woman who had been promised to an Afghan man.

He was the fifth German kidnapped in Afghanistan this year. German engineer Rudolf Blechschmidt was released on October 10 after nearly three months in the hands of Afghan kidnappers.

Germany's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday it was still investigating the background to Kleber's disappearance.


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