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Taliban seize 11 passengers in Farah’s Bala Balok district

Taliban seize 11 passengers in Farah’s Bala Balok district

Sep 08, 2016 - 13:46

FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): The Talibaninfo-icon have kidnapped nearly a dozen passengers in the Bala Balok district of western Farah province, a public representative said on Thursday.

Eleven passengers were disembarked from a vehicle in Kansak area late on Tuesday, the provincial council chairman told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Farid Bakhtawar said the captives, travelling in a Mirwais Neeka Transport Company bus, had been shifted to an unknown location. The men were on their way to Farah City.

Governor Mohammad Nasir Mehri, meanwhile, confirmed the passengers’ seizure. However, he did not provide further details.

Akhtar Mohammad, a passenger travelling in the same bus, said at least 13 men were taken hostage on their way from Kabulinfo-icon to Farah City.

Afghan National Army (ANA) and police posts are located 100 metres from the scene of the incident, according to the eyewitness.


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