An Afghan official said that the bodies of nine civilians kidnapped by militants early last year have been found in Nangarhar province, in eastern Afghanistan.
A regional head said the body, including the bodies of three tribal elders, was found dumped into in a weekend cemetery.
Sayed Rahman Mohmand from Kot county said locals found the corpse in the nearby Achin area.
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The nine victims were kidnapped by militants early in 2017 in Kot and nothing is known about their fate so far.
Mohmand says the ISIS group is behind the kidnappings and murders, although the militant group has not claimed responsibility for their killing. Both the Taliban and ISIS are active in eastern Afghanistan. [gp]