Three foreign nationals killed in Kabul

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

Commercial and residential buildings stand in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, July 15, 2018. U.S President Donald last year said 16,000 U.S. troops would remain in Afghanistan indefinitely to deny terrorists a haven and support Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani attempts to negotiate peace with the Taliban, which is estimated to control and contest nearly half of the country. Photographer: Jim Huylebroek/Bloomberg
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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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