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Two tribal elders abducted three days ago in the Manogai district of eastern Kunar province by armed men have been found dead, local officials said Wednesday.

The tribal elders were found stabbed to death and with their eyes cut out in Manogai's Zeer-Salam area Wednesday morning, district police chief Awaz Mohammad Nazeeri told TOLOnews.

 

"The elders have been stabbed and the gunmen have taken their eyes out," he said.

No one has been arrested over the case but the police are still investigating the incident, he added.

Motives for the kidnapping and murder of the two elders are unclear, according to Nazeeri, who did not know their names.

No group including the Taliban has claimed responsibility.

Manogai district is considered insecure in the province with active insurgents targeting local officials and police check-points.

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