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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 17 August 2018

Three foreign nationals killed in Kabul

The Indian, Malaysian and Macedonian men were catering staff for Sodexo

The bodies of three catering staff who were abducted by gunmen have been found in Kabul, Afghanistan, police said on August 2, 2018. Bloomberg
The bodies of three catering staff who were abducted by gunmen have been found in Kabul, Afghanistan, police said on August 2, 2018. Bloomberg

Three foreign workers were killed in Kabul, Afghanistan security officials said on Wednesday.

The men were kidnapped by gunmen, a police spokesman said.

"An Indian, a Malaysian and a Macedonian citizen were abducted and killed. We have found their bodies," Hashmat Stanekzai, spokesman for Kabul's police chief, told Reuters.

The men were cooks for Sodexo, the food and catering services company, at Kabul airport.

An Afghan security official said identity cards were found next to the bodies.

The Malaysian man was 64, the Indian was 39 and the Macedonian was 37. They were travelling to work with a local driver when they were kidnapped.

It is not yet known who carried out the assault.

Police said the men were kidnapped near Pul-e-Charkhi on the eastern outskirts of Kabul, and their bodies were found in the Mussahi district, in the southern part of the province.

"They were shot dead and their bodies were found inside a car," said Nusrat Rahimi, deputy spokesman for the interior ministry.

Sodexo is the second-largest food and catering company in the world and manages canteens and facilities for offices, the military, schools, hospitals and prisons. Clients range from Royal Ascot Racecourse in England to the United States Marine Corps.

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