31 May 2016
The Taliban terrorist group have been blamed for an attack carried out on several buses on a road in northern Afghanistan Tuesday morning.
The attack which officials said forced passengers to disembark, killed nine people, leading to the abduction of at least 35.
According to Mahmood Danish, spokesman of the governor, the assault in the volatile, northern Kunduz province took place in Aliabad district as the buses were travelling from the capital, Kabul, northeast of Takhar and Badakhshan provinces.
Danish noted that “there is still no report on the fate of the remaining hostages with the Taliban.”
Hayatullah Quareshi, the Aliabad District Chief, said the attackers were wearing Afghan army uniforms.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but both Quareshi and Danish blamed the Taliban, who have become increasingly active in the area and have been behind mass abductions across Afghanistan since last year .
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