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5 abducted soldiers found dead in Ghazni

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Five Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers who were abducted on Kabul-Kandahar highway a week ago found dead in Ghazni, police said.

Ghazni deputy police chief, Asadullah Shujai, said that the dead bodies of soldiers were found in Dashti-e-Asfandi area and were later shifted to the civil hospital in Ghazni city this morning.

According to the deputy police chief, the soldiers were traveling in a ‘303’ passenger bus that was stopped on gunpoint by the Taliban militants in Andar district last week. He said the Taliban abducted only these five soldiers and took them to undisclosed location.

The Taliban militants who are believed to carry such activities have not yet commented on the incident.

This happens amidst the group has shown its willingness to rejoin the stalled peace talks with the Afghan government.

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