Taliban kill 6 civilians, hold 30 hostage in Faryab
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Taliban militants killed six civilians, including two women, and held captive 30 others in revenge for the killing of a rebel commander in northern Faryab province, a public representative claimed on Monday.
A Taliban commander Mullah Khanjar was killed along with six fighters during a clash with an uprising group in the Pashtunkot district, the provincial council head, Mohammad Tahir Rahmani, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
He said the Taliban in killed six civilians and arrested 30 locals including women and children.
“Hundreds of Taliban gunmen attacked in Gilambaf area, but the government is yet come to the aid of the uprising members,” he said.
However, Pashtunkot police chief Hayatullah Sorkhabi said the Taliban killed two women and as many men in revenge for the death of Mullah Khanjar and held captive 25 others including children and tied them with the pillars of a mosque.
He asked the provincial leadership to conduct military operations in the area in order rescue the civilians and the uprising members from suffering more casualties.
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