Afghan official says Taliban block roads, kidnap civilians in volatile eastern border province

May 16, 2015 11:29 AM

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GARDEZ, Afghanistan – An Afghan police chief says Taliban militants blocked roads in an eastern province, forcing cars to stop and kidnapping the occupants at gunpoint.

Gen. Zelmai Oryakhail, police chief of Paktia province, said Saturday a number of civilian vehicles were stopped by Taliban gunmen in Sayad Karm district early in the morning.

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