Taliban insurgents abduct 50 policemen in Afghanistan

By REUTERS
March 27, 2011 13:19

 
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ASADABAD, Afghanistan - Taliban insurgents abducted around 50 off-duty Afghan policemen in an ambush in a volatile province in northeastern Afghanistan, the militant group and provincial officials said on Sunday.

Taliban-led militants have stepped up their fight this year against the Afghan government and its Western backers at a time when Kabul has announced security responsibilities for seven areas will be handed to Afghan forces in July.

The policemen were abducted by militants in the Chapa Dara district of remote northeastern Kunar province after returning from neighboring Nuristan province where they had traveled to collect their salaries, Nuristan governor Jamaluddin Badr said.

"The policemen were in civilian clothes and had no weapons with them," Badr told Reuters from Nuristan.

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