Taliban kill 12 captives in Ghazni province

They would stop cars on the road between Paktika province and Kabul, and snatch passengers.

June 08, 2016 03:24 pm | Updated December 04, 2021 11:01 pm IST - KABUL:

An Afghan official says the Taliban have killed 12 people they captured in recent ambushes in the increasingly restive south-eastern Ghazni province.

Gulam Mohammad Tahiri, an Afghan army intelligence officer, said on Wednesday the 12 killed included seven policemen, three soldiers and two officials with the national spy agency.

Mr. Tahiri says all 12 had been abducted at different times. He says insurgents would stop cars on the road between Paktika province and the capital, Kabul, and snatch passengers.

Increasing ambushes

Taliban gunmen are increasingly staging ambushes on provincial highways as they step up their war now in its 15th year against the Kabul government.

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