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Taliban takes 40 travellers as hostage

ANI  |  Kabul [Afghanistan] 

At least 40 passengers and drivers were abducted by the in province of Northern here on Sunday, police has informed.

News quoted Rahimi saying that the passengers were taken hostage by in order to convince the drivers to pay the taxes. The incident took place at around 10 in the morning in Khushk Dara village of district in province of

Rahimi further mentioned that efforts for the safe release of the hostages were underway, reported News.

In a similar incident on Tuesday, had abducted at least 25 passengers traveling from province to Mazar-e-Sharif in Some women passengers among the 25 people kidnapped were later released.

Kidnapping and hostage-taking have become a common occurrence in Afghanistan following the US invasion of the country in 2001.

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 20:45 IST