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Militants steal four vehicles on Kabul-Kandahar highway

AT-KABUL: The Taliban militants have stolen four vehicles on Kabul-Kandahar highway in Maidan Wardak province, said an official source.

A press statement issued by the provincial governor office said that after stopping a number of vehicles on Kabul-Kandahar highway, the Taliban insurgents stole three 303 buses and a corolla car. “While stealing the cars, the militants have opened fire on civilians, killing two persons injured nine others,” the statement added.

It said that the incident took place in Sultankhel and Shashgaw areas of Sayed Abad district of Maidan Wardak province.

The Taliban militants haven’t commented about the incident so far.

The statement also said that Afghan security forces have killed two Taliban militants and wounded five others in Qala-e-Shater and Qala-e-Surkh areas of the same district.

“The clashes erupted between security forces and the Taliban, when the militants wanted to closed down Kabul-Kandahar highway,” it added.

This comes at a time that the highway was close over the past couple of days as result of clashes between security forces and the Taliban in Ghazni province. However, security officials in Ghazni said that the highway has been reopened.

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