Three Chinese citizens killed, one missing in Afghan capital. According to Afghan police reports, three Chinese citizens found dead in an apartment building in Kabul last weekwere shot to death during a party and one is missing.
General Mohammad Zahir, who is chief of the criminal department of the Kabul police, confirmed on Sunday reports in the Chinese media that authorities found four bodies including three Chinese citizens two women and one man in an apartment on Thursday.
The Chinese embassy also urged Afghan authorities to arrest the killers as soon as possible and secure the safety of Chinese institutions and citizens in the country according to reports.
It was not immediately clear whether the five Chinese victims were all related and the attacks coordinated.
The man who survived a kidnap attempt said he was forced into a car driven by a local man on Friday morning but managed to jump out of the vehicle as it left Kabul. He called a nearby US military base for help and was later returned to the Chinese embassy.
The embassy declined to release the man’s identity while the search was ongoing for the missing victim. The embassy is working closely with the local police to find him, and he has not been pronounced dead because no body has been found, according to the embassy’s councilor, Pang Chunxue.
Afghan officials did not respond to calls on Saturday, the last day of the three-day Eid al-Fitr public holiday. The Chinese embassy also did not respond to repeated calls or email.