Taliban militants kidnap 60 coal mine drivers in Samangan province

 

The Taliban militants have abducted at least 60 drivers working in a coal mine in northern Samangan province of Afghanistan, the local security officials said.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Sediq Azizi sadi sixty coal mine drivers who were on their way to Balkh province were abducted by the Taliban militants.

Provincial police spokesman Mohammad Munir Rahimi had earlier confirmed that the incident has taken place in Dara Suf district at around 10 am local time.

He said efforts are underway for the release of the kidnapped passengers and the drivers.

The Taliban militants have not commented regarding the kidnapping of the passengers so far.

 

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