LATEST NEWS
Top Stories
U.S.
World
Business
Technology
Sports
World Cup
Entertainment
Health
Politics
Offbeat
Weather
Advertisement


Jun 27, 7:26 AM EDT

Afghan officials: Taliban kill at least 5 abducted from bus


Latest News
Afghan officials: Taliban kill at least 5 abducted from bus

Former Afghan warlord scuttles peace deal with Kabul

After Obama decision, first US airstrikes hit Afghan Taliban

Bodies of 12 Nepalese guards killed in Kabul returned home

Pakistan Afghanistan discuss border tensions after clashes

Multimedia
US troops spending Christmas

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan officials say the Taliban have killed at least five people from a group of eight abducted earlier this month from a bus in northern Kunduz province.

Yusouf Ayubi, head of the provincial council in Kunduz, said on Monday that the bodies were brought to the hospital in the city of Kunduz the previous day.

Mahmood Danish, spokesman for the provincial governor said an investigation is underway on the abductions.

The five were among eight passengers abducted on a bus in Chardara district on earlier in June.

The Taliban have a presence in different districts in Kunduz and their attacks usually target Afghan security forces. Last year, they briefly overran the city of Kunduz but were pushed out after a few days.

© 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

SPECIAL SECTIONS
Hourly News Summary
(AUDIO)
Video of the Day
The Day in Photos
PhotoWeek
SportsWeek
MULTIMEDIA
Mideast in Depth
Yucca Mountain
Obesity in America
Where The Towers Stood
Red Planet Rising
Wildfires
Advertisement
   

Copyright 2002 Associated Press. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Comments and questions