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Taliban seize 2 oil tankers along with drivers in Jawzjan

Taliban seize 2 oil tankers along with drivers in Jawzjan

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Jan 20, 2019 - 18:34

SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Suspected Talibaninfo-icon militants have seized two oil tankers and their drivers from a major highway in northern Jawzjan province, local officials said on Sunday.

Deputy governor Eng. Abdul Rahman Mahmmodi told Pajhwok Afghan News the oil tankers were intercepted on the Shiberghan-Mazar-i-Sharif Highway in an area between Aqcha and Khanaqa districts late Saturday night.

According to him, the oil tankers, belonging to a national trader, had been moved by the insurgents to an unknown location.

Amaruddin Danishjoi, a member of the Jawzjan provincial council, said some top security officials from Kabulinfo-icon recently visited the province and promised to ensure security on the highway.

But the security situation worsened after their visit and no one felt secure in the province, the public representative said, and warned if the situation remained the same, problems would increase for transit trade supplies.

The trailers in Jawzjan were hijacked days after suspected militants seized nearly a dozen trailer vehicles carrying goods of local traders on the Mazar-Shiberghan highway.

The Taliban have not yet commented in this regard.

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