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Taliban kill 12 captives taken in southeast Afghanistan

world Updated: Jun 09, 2016 08:23 IST

KABUL: Taliban gunmen have killed 12 people they captured in recent ambushes, including policemen and soldiers, in Afghanistan’s restive southeastern Ghazni province, an official said on Wednesday. All 12 had been abducted from their vehicles after being ambushed at different times this month as they drove along a major highway, said Gulam Mohammad Tahiri of the Afgan Army’s 203 Corps. The dead included seven policemen, three soldiers and two officials with the national spy agency, Tahiri said, adding that the killings took place on Tuesday. The Taliban conducted what he described as a “ceremony” and forced local people to watch the killings.

First Published: Jun 09, 2016 08:23 IST