8 more passengers released from Taliban captivity in Kunduz
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The Taliban released eight more passengers in northern Kunduz province, keeping 10 others in their captivity, an official said on Wednesday.
Acting provincial police chief, Col. Masumi Hashimi, told Pajhwok Afghan News the overnight releases were made possible by tribal elders’ mediation. He promised the remaining captives would be released soon.
Earlier, the insurgents stopped several vehicles in Arzaq Angor Bagh locality and seized 220 passengers. Some of them were killed yesterday while many were set free.
Hidayatullah Faqiryar, administrative chief for Aliabad district, had said the insurgents had established a check-point and stopped passenger coaches.
The gunmen seized 40 passengers and released the rest. The bodies of 10people, allegedly killed by the captors, were found in the area on Tuesday.
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