February 07, 2018

Taliban torch WFP vehicles in Badakhshan

By Khaama Press - Sun Sep 13 2015, 11:38 am

WFP-Logo-2Taliban militants have torched five vehicles of the UN’s World Food Program (WFP) in northeastern part of Afghanistan.

Colonel Sakhidad Haidari, the deputy police chief of Badakhshan province said that the incident took place in Sar-i-Sofa area of Yaftal District yesterday.

He said Taliban captured drivers of these vehicles but later let them go.

As per Haidari’s information, these drivers delivered food to Yawan District and on the way back they were stopped by the Taliban.

Haidari further said that the militants involved in the attacked belonged to Safiullah group of Taliban.

This happens only two days after the convoy of another UN agency was attacked in eastern Nangarhar province.

On September 10, a bomb exploded on a convoy of vehicles belonging to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in the outskirt of the capital city Jalalabad which did not have casualties but partially damaged the vehicle.

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