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Taliban Accused of Kidnapping 10 Tribal Elders in Jawzjan

Taliban Accused  of Kidnapping 10 Tribal Elders in Jawzjan

SHIBERGHAN - Taliban militants have kidnapped 10 tribal elders in the Dayan district of northwestern Jawzjan province, an official said on Monday. But the insurgents rejected the allegation
Deputy police Chief Col. Abdul Hafeez Khashi told Pajhwok Afghan News the motive behind the kidnappings was that the elders’ relatives were serving in the security forces.
He said the incident took place on the outskirt of Dayan district late Sunday night, The tribal elders were abducted by supporters of a notorious militant commander named Mullah Jabbar.
A number of elders from the local ityhad been sent to local Taliban to resolve the issue peacefully, he added.
However, Taliban group spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the fight ershad not abducted the elders as the militant group had no issue with common residents.
He believed some other individuals might have committed the crime to defame the Taliban. Mujahid promised they would try to find out who the kidnappers were. (Pajhwok)