VOA News Ayesha Tanzeem June 8, 2016 ISLAMABAD—Afghan authorities are disputing police reports that insurgents abducted nearly 50 passengers from a bus in Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan Wednesday morning. Gen. Mohammad Qaseem Jangalbagh, the Kunduz provincial police chief, said the bus was carrying 47 passengers and security forces managed to rescue a few of
Press TV June 6, 2016 A deadly ambush by suspected Taliban militants has claimed the lives of at least seven people, including a district intelligence chief and his deputy, in Afghanistan’s northern province of Sar-i-Pul, officials say. Zabi Amani, spokesman for the provincial governor, said the attack took place in Sangcharak district of the province early
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty June 4, 2016 The Taliban released 17 Shi’ite Hazaras who were hauled out of their bus and kidnapped in northern Afghanistan this week, officials said on June 3. The incident in Sar-e-Pul Province was one of a spate of attacks against civilian vehicles, suggesting the Taliban is taking a more aggressive
SARI PUL, Afghanistan, June 3 (Xinhua) — Some 24 kidnapped passengers had been released in Afghanistan’s northern province of Sari Pul, a local source said Friday. “After the provincial officials were aware of abduction of 24 passengers by the Taliban on Wednesday, efforts were put in place to secure the safe release of the abductees.
VOA News Ayesha Tanzeem June 2, 2016 ISLAMABAD—Regional officials in Afghanistan say Taliban abducted at least 17 passengers in the north of the country late Wednesday. Zabiullah Amani, the provincial governor’s spokesman, said the passengers, local residents of Balkhab district, were traveling to the capital of Sar-e-Pul province when Taliban kidnapped them. He said local
SARI PUL, Afghanistan, May 18 (Xinhua) — At least 24 people were killed Wednesday after floods triggered by monsoon rains hit a remote area in Afghanistan’s northern province of Sari Pul, said the provincial governor. “A total of 10 persons were also injured and nearly 40 others went missing after the natural disaster hit Kohistanat
Tolo News: An Afghan woman has been flogged in public in Kohistanat district of Sar-e-Pul province after being accused of leaving her house with a strange man. Video footage handed over to TOLO news shows the woman being flogged by Taliban militants in the once peaceful district. This is the second such video to emerge in only a