Militants abduct 47 bus passengers in Afghanistan

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Kabul, June 8 (IANS) Armed militants intercepted a bus in Afghanistan’s Kunduz province on Wednesday and kidnapped 47 passengers.

Armed men stopped a long-distance bus in Khan Abad district along the Kunduz-Takhar highway and kidnapped 47 passengers, a security officer told Xinhua news agency. Three commuters safely fled the scene.

No group has claimed responsibility for the incident.

Over a dozen civilians were killed as Taliban militants kidnapped a bus in Kunduz late last month.

–IANS

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