(KABUL, Afghanistan) — The Taliban ambushed a peace convoy in western Afghanistan and abducted 26 activists, associates of a peace motion, a law enforcement spokesman mentioned Wednesday.
The insurgents staged the ambush in the district of Bala Buluk in Farah province on Tuesday. The Taliban pressured the six-auto convoy to a halt, then obtained into the vehicles and drove them and the activists to an not known site, said the provincial police spokesman Mohibullah Mohib.
According to Mohib, a law enforcement operation is underway to find and free the activists whose convoy was likely village-to-village to rally for peace.
Nevertheless, Bismillah Watandost of the People’s Peace Motion of Afghanistan, to which the activists belong, explained that 27 of their members were kidnapped by the Taliban in the Farah assault. The various figures could not instantly be reconciled.
The Taliban, who have been active in Farah, have not claimed obligation for the abductions. Nonetheless, Watandost also explained that tribal elders in the province instantly introduced an exertion to negotiate with the Taliban to launch the kidnapped activists. He additional that phone traces were being down in the location, creating communication and obtaining details from the location tough.
The Taliban right now keep sway or management virtually fifty percent of Afghanistan and are at their strongest considering the fact that the 2001 U.S.-invasion. They proceed to stage near-each day attacks targeting Afghan and U.S. forces, as very well as federal government officials — even as they keep peace talks with a U.S. envoy tasked with negotiating an finish to the 18-calendar year conflict, America’s longest war.
The most up-to-date rallies by the activists from the People’s Peace Movement of Afghanistan began on Friday, to start with in southern Helmand province, a Taliban heartland.
At a identical sequence of peace rallies in Oct, the Taliban abducted 6 activists from the motion in jap Logar province but launched them the exact same day.
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