Afghanistan: Taliban abducts six tribal elders

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Dec 10, 2019, 07.50 PM(IST) Edited By: Bharat Sharma

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The abductees were picked up from the Jowzjan-Balkh highway today afternoon

Six tribal elders were reportedly abducted by the Taliban in northern Afghanistan today, Jowzjan province's governor confirmed. 

According to the provincial governor's spokesperson Mohammad Maruf Azar, the abductees were picked up from the Jowzjan-Balkh highway today afternoon.

The incident coincides with the resumption of Taliban and American negotiations to end the war in Afghanistan.

(With inputs from ANI, further details awaited)