Taliban abduct 45 people from gov't employee's funeral


Afghan officials sigh the Taliban accept as true with abducted as many as 45 aged family of a slack authorities employee as they had been attending his funeral


TAMEEM AKHGAR Associated Press

December 10, 2019, 1: 49 PM

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TheTalibanabducted as many as 45 aged family of a slack Afghan authorities employee who had been attending his funeral, officials stated Tuesday.

The Taliban singled out the susceptible men from a funeral procession carrying the deceased employee’s coffin to a graveyard, in step with interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi. The young men in the community weren’t taken, he stated.

The Taliban accept as true with consistently warned people now not to inspire the funerals of someone working with the Kabul authorities, in step with Payghambarpul Khuram, the head of intelligence in Jawzjan province, where the kidnappings took position.

Khuram disputed the choice of people that had been kidnapped, asserting most productive six family had been taken and that other local elders had been negotiating with the Taliban for their liberate.

The Taliban didn’t straight observation on the abduction.

The insurgent community controls or holds sway over virtually half of Afghanistan, staging shut to-day-to-day attacks that specialize in Afghan safety forces and authorities officials however also shatter scores of civilians.

A suicide car bomb assault Monday killed at lest five Afghan troopers and wounded four others in the southern Helmand province, ministry of protection spokesman Fawad Aman stated.

He stated the attacker change into once shot and killed earlier than reaching his intended target — a checkpoint for an Afghan national military compound — at which level the car exploded.

The Taliban straight claimed accountability for the assault.

U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad on Saturday held the most important official talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban since President Donald Trump declared a shut to-definite peace handle the insurgents unnecessary in September.

The talks will in the starting place level of curiosity on getting a Taliban promise to lower violence, with a everlasting end-fireplace being the eventual purpose, stated a U.S. statement. Khalilzad is also looking out for to place the groundwork for negotiations between Afghans on both facet of the protracted conflict.

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