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Elders Save 17 Abducted Passengers in Afghanistan

Local tribal elders have secured the release of 17 passengers abducted by the Taliban in northern Afghanistan Wednesday evening. The people had been kidnapped as they traveled by bus from Balkh district of Sar-e-Pul province to the provincial capital. According to a press release from The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, or UNAMA, the passengers were from the Hazara community. Zabihullah Amani, the spokesman from the office of Sar-e-Pul’s governor, said the...

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