Muslim girl abducted, murdered in Virginia

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A young Muslim girl has been found dead after being kidnapped outside a mosque in the US state of Virginia, police say.

Nabra Hassanen, 17, was abducted and later on murdered as she left the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) mosque about 30 miles outside Washington on Sunday.

The girl was with her friends when they engaged in a dispute with a motorist, who left his car and assaulted them, according to a statement by the Fairfax County Police Department.

Nabra’s friends, who had scattered around during the brawl, could not find her at the scene afterwards, the statement added.

The victim’s body was found in a pond after an hours-long search of the area with a baseball bat next to her. Nabra’s friends said the assailant had swiped a baseball bat at them.

Police said they had arrested a motorist “driving suspiciously in the area.” The driver, later identified as identified as 22-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres, was charged with the girl’s…

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