Armed militants have abducted dozens of passengers in the Helmand Province of southern Afghanistan on Tuesday.
Local officials stated that a number of unknown gunmen abducted dozens of passengers on Kabul-Kandahar Highway.
The passengers were stopped in Mahajer Bazaar area in Gereshk district in the province and then were transferred to an unknown location, Tolo News quoted Provincial Police Chief, Aqa Noor Kentozai, as saying.
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Search operations have started to rescue the abductees, added Kentozai.
This comes after Taliban abducted more than 200 passengers on Baghlan-Kunduz Highway two weeks ago.