Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Taliban kill 4 bus passengers in Farah

Security & Crime


Taliban kill 4 bus passengers in Farah

Nov 17, 2014 - 17:43

FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Talibaninfo-icon militants pulled more than a dozen passengers from a bus and shot dead four of them in western Farah province on Monday, an official said.

Jawad Afghan, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place on the Farah-Herat highway in Shamalgah area near the provincial capital, Farah City.

He said the rebels took 13 passengers hostage and shot four of them dead. Most of the hostages were civilians but they included some government officials, he said, gave no further details.

A resident of Jawin district, Nisar Ahmad, confirmed the incident, saying his brother was also on the 303 public transport bus when militants stopped it.

He said his brother boarded the bus after got injured in a car accident and he had been taken hostage with others by Taliban insurgents.

He said his brother was a farmer and was innocent. The Taliban stopped tens of other cars on the highway and have likely taken hostage more people.

Provincial police chief Brig. Gen. Mohammad Razaq Yaqubi said Afghan forces had reached Shamalgah area and had entered a clash with the rebels. He said about 400 militants, who had entered Bala Buluk district, were fighting against Afghan forces.

So far eight militants and one policemen had been in the clash, he said.



Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.


Add new comment


Twitter Update