Taliban kills seven out of 70 abducted civilians in Afghanistan's Kandahar

Afghanistan

The incident took place near Taliban hideout in Kunduz province of Afghanistan on Sunday morning, Police said. He says additional troops are marshalling outside the district for a counter offensive. Some officials, however, suggested that Taliban had abducted or killed them for suspected cooperation with the government in Kabul.

On Sunday, dozens of families from the affected area who arrived in Kandahar city blamed the militants for forcing them out of their villages. In the statement, the USA offered its condolences to the families of the security forces who were killed.

Security forces retreated to another base, but four were killed in the attack, in addition to an unspecified number of Taliban casualties, he added. They shot at least seven of them while the remainder were taken hostage.

The last case of this kind dates back to 12 July, when the afghan authorities have discovered the bullet-ridden bodies of seven passengers of a bus, kidnapped in the west during an attack attributed to the taliban.

"A large number of Taliban [attacked] Kohistan district centre from several directions around 9pm on Saturday", said Javed Bedar, a spokesman for the Faryab governor.

In a statement, Abdul Khalil, Army spokesperson said, "Acting upon intelligence reports, the government forces aircraft attacked a Taliban gathering in Bandar-e-Shorab area in Khan Abad district, killing 13 rebels on the spot and injuring three others".

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During another search, on August 5, 2013, a K9 was introduced into the suspect's home to find more clues into the boy's death. At the time, Mark Redwine said he believed his son was abducted while walking to his friend's house.

Taliban fighters overran a second district headquarters in as many days on Sunday, this one in western Ghor province, the provincial police chief said.

Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, said the district takeovers are part of efforts by the group to step up activity in the latter half of 2017.

The US is actively considering sending more troops to Afghanistan and US commanders there have requested thousands of extra soldiers on the ground.

The United States is actively considering sending more troops to Afghanistan and USA commanders there have requested thousands of extra soldiers on the ground.

The US contingent now numbers about 8,400, and there are another 5,000 from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, a far cry from the US presence of more than 100,000 six years ago.

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