Police officers kidnapped in Afghanistan


Taliban militants on Friday kidnapped five police officers after attacking an outpost in western Afghanistan, officials confirmed.

Taliban“About 20 militants stormed a checkpoint in Obe district this afternoon,” said Sher Agha, a police official in Herat province, where the incident took place.

Agha said that the police were kidnapped along with their weapons, but failed to give further details.

Taliban fighters have intensified attacks on Afghan security forces in recent months. Local media report that security forces are fighting insurgents in 14 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces.

Separately, unknown gunmen shot dead the head of Nooristan High Peace Council in Kabul, an official said.

“Abdul Haleem was on his way home from a mosque after the evening prayer when two gunmen opened fire on him in Kabul,” said an official in Nooristan province on condition of anonymity.

Kabul police said they were not aware of the incident.






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