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Insurgents kidnap more than 60 in Kandahar bus raids

Published:Saturday | July 22, 2017 | 12:00 AM

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP):

A spokesman for the provincial governor says Taliban insurgents have kidnapped upward of 60 people in several attacks on buses in southern Kandahar that took place over the last four days.

They killed seven of the passengers and another 20 people managed to escape, said the spokesman.

The remaining 33 are still being held by insurgents.

The buses were travelling from Kandahar's Shah Wali Kot District to neighbouring Uruzgan province when they came under attack.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks, nor is it known whether any ransom demands have been made.