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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