The anti-government armed militants have abducted at least 60 drivers working in a coal mine in northern Samangan province of Afghanistan, the local security officials said.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Sediq Azizi sadi sixty coal mine drivers who were on their way to Balkh province were abducted by the Taliban militants.

Provincial police spokesman Mohammad Munir Rahimi had earlier confirmed that the incident has taken place in Dara Suf district at around 10 am local time.

Rahimi further added that the anti-government armed militants have kidnapped at least 60 drivers in Khush Dara village.

He said efforts are underway for the release of the kidnapped passengers and the drivers.

The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban militants have not commented regarding the kidnapping of the passengers so far.

This comes as at least 25 passengers were abducted from Balkhab district of Sari Pul province as they were travelling to Mazari Sharif city last week.


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