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17 civilians abducted in Afghanistan

By Ians

Kabul, June 2: Seventeen civilians were abducted in Afghanistan's Sari Pul province, an official said on Thursday, June 2.

"Armed men intercepted two mini buses and a truck late on Wednesday along a road connecting provincial capital Sari Pul city to Balkhab district.


The attackers shifted the passengers to an unknown location," the official told a news agency.

Efforts by security forces and local elders were underway to secure the safe release of the abductees from militants' custody, the official said.


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