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Taliban abducts 6 tribal elders in northern Afghanistan

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At least six tribal elders were abducted by the Taliban in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, Jowzjan province's governor confirmed.

The six elders were abducted on the Jowzjan-Balkh highway on Tuesday afternoon (local time), provincial governor's spokesperson Mohammad Maruf Azar said, as cited by Tolo News.

Further details are awaited.

The incident has come at a time when the Taliban and the American negotiators have resumed talks aimed at ending the war in Afghanistan.

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First Published: Tue, December 10 2019. 18:57 IST