afghan044Taliban militants have kidnapped at least ten civilians in northern Sar-e-Pul province of Afghanistan.

According to local government officials, the civilians were abducted late on Wednesday evening between Balkhab and Kohistanat districts.

Provincial police chief Syed Habib Gulbahari confirmed the report and said efforts have been put in place to free the abducted civilians.

He said the motive behind the abduction of the civilians by Taliban group is not clear so far.

The Taliban militants group has not commented regardign the report so far.

This comes as Taliban militants abducted at least 16 employees of Sher Khan Port in northern Kunduz province late on Wednesday evening.

Sar-e-Pul province is among the relatively volatile provinces in northern Afghanistan where anti-government armed militants are active in a number of its remote districts.

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