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Taliban execute seven passengers in West of Afghanistan

Taliban execute seven passengers in West of Afghanistan

India Blooms News Service | | 12 Jul 2017, 04:08 pm
Kabul, Jul 12 (IBNS) : The Taliban insurgents have executed at least seven passengers in western Farah province of Afghanistan, state-run news agency Khaama Press said.

The report quoted local officials as saying on Wednesday that the  incident took place late on Tuesday in the vicinity of Bala Bolok district of Farah after a passenger vehicle was stopped and its passengers were abducted.

The provincial governor’s spokesman Mohammad Nasir Mahri confirmed that the passengers were abducted at around 6 pm local time as they were travelling in Herat-Farah highway.

Mahri further added that the highway was closed for several hours during which the abducted passengers were shot dead by the Taliban insurgents.

He said the main reason behind the execution of the civilians has not been ascertained so far.

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