Taliban Abduct 55 Civilians in Maidan Wardak

Taliban insurgents have abducted 55 civilians in central Maidan Wardak province, local officials said on Monday.

The spokesman of Wardak governor, Muhibullah Sharif Zai said the victims were abducted from Chak District over the last two days.

He declared that the abductors were demanding the release of their prisoners held by the government.

District Governor Fazlhaq Haqmal said that the Taliban said that they abducted the people over the allegations of cooperating with the government.

Haqmal added that the Taliban said that they abducted the people over the allegations of cooperating with the government.

He, however, said that the Taliban were seeking release of their prisoners in exchange for them.

The abduction comes as the United States and the Taliban signed a peace deal in Doha on Saturday.

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