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Turkish Engineer Kidnapped in Afghanistan Found Dead

Afghan officials say security forces have found the dead body of a Turkish engineer who was abducted by suspected militants Tuesday.

Interior Ministry official Jamil Jumbesh said the body was found in eastern Afghanistan Wednesday, and appeared to have been shot several times.

The Turkish engineer was working on a road construction project between the southeastern city of Jalalabad and Kunar to the east. Also abducted were his driver and a translator. Both Afghan nationals were freed hours later.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.