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Surrendering Taliban abduct six policemen

Surrendering Taliban abduct six policemen

Feb 11, 2012 - 12:23

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Three Talibaninfo-icon fighters who recently joined the peace process kidnapped six local policemen and rejoined their ex-comrades in the northern province of Balkh, an official said on Saturday.

The incident took place in Al-Burz area of Chamtal district late on Friday, crime branch police chief, Mohammad Zahir, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The three-member militant group renounced the insurgency two weeks ago and joined the reconciliation programme.

They abducted six policemen while reuniting with the fighters, Zahir said, adding an investigation had been launched into the incident.

Meanwhile, a Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, claimed 16 policemen, including two commanders, had been kidnapped in the Al-Burz area.


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