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Militants abduct 40 truck drivers in Afghanistan

IANS  |  Kabul 

Anti-government militants abducted 40 truck drivers in Afghanistan's northern province of on Sunday, police said.

"Armed rebels stopped 40 to 45 trucks carrying coal in Khashak Dara village of district ... and took their drivers, possibly 40 drivers or more, to unknown locations," a told

Search operations are underway for the release of the drivers, the said.

In a similar incident, militants abducted 25 commuters in the neighboring province last week, according to local officials.

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 18:48 IST
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