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Taliban kidnap 30 passengers on Uruzgan-Kandahar highway


Taliban militants have closed the Uruzgan-Kandahar highway and abducted 30 passengers, an official said on Wednesday.

 

Dost Mohammad Nayab, the Uruzgan governor spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident occurred in the Urdo-Balagh locality on the highway late on Tuesday, APA reports.

 

He accused the insurgents of kidnapping 30 passengers from a vehicle they intercepted. The captives are yet to be identified but investigations are under way into the incident.

 

Taliban have not yet commented on the issue.

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