Afghanistan: Taliban take at least 100 people hostage
Kabul, Aug 20: The Taliban have taken more than 100 people, including women and children, hostage in an ambush in north, as reported by AP quoting Afghan officials.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday announced a monthlong ceasefire of action against the Taliban, which said it will release hundreds of prisoners to mark the Islamic holiday Eid al-Adha.
Abdul Rahman Aqtash, police chief in neighboring Takhar province, says the passengers were fram Badakhshan and Takhar provinces and were traveling to the capital, Kabul.
There was no comment from the Taliban but the area of the incident is under Taliban control.