Militants seize bus with passengers in Afghanistan

The police conduct a special operation to free the hostages.

As Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, citing local authorities, militants of the radical Taliban movement (banned in Russia) hijacked a bus with passengers in Herat province, located in northwestern Afghanistan.

“A group of armed militants seized a passenger bus with dozens of people in the Childokhtaran area on the Herat-Turgundi highway at about 07:00 [local time] and hijacked it in an unknown direction”, – said official Mohammad Omarzai, quoted by TASS.

He blamed the Taliban for what happened. According to the official, the police launched a special operation to free the hostages.

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