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Kabul-A British engineer was kidnapped after gunmen attacked a convoy in western Afghanistan and killed three police escorts, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday.

Taliban group said they carried out the Wednesday night attack in the western province of Farah and were holding the Briton, but Interior Ministry spokesman Lutfullah Mashal said a criminal gang was responsible.

The attack took place on the road between the southwestern city of Kandahar and the western city of Herat, Mashal said.

&#34They killed three policemen and kidnapped a British engineer working for a road construction company,&#34 he was quoted as saying by Reuters.