17 civilians abducted in Afghanistan

Kabul, June 2 (IANS) Seventeen civilians were abducted in Afghanistan’s Sari Pul province, an official said on Thursday.

“Armed men intercepted two mini buses and a truck late on Wednesday along a road connecting provincial capital Sari Pul city to Balkhab district. The attackers shifted the passengers to an unknown location,” the official told Xinhua news agency.

Efforts by security forces and local elders were underway to secure the safe release of the abductees from militants’ custody, the official said.



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