Snatching passengers from highways not act of kidnapping: Taliban

, 7:25 PM IST

Kabul : Taliban claimed that snatching passengers from highways is not an act of kidnapping after abducting dozens of passengers in Hemland Province of Afghanistan today.

Taliban group spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid issued a statement saying that the Taliban fighters took passengers from at least three buses with them amid suspicions that they work for the security institutions of the country, reports Khaama Press.

Mujahid further added that 27 people were taken by the Taliban militants and the remaining were released after they went through a preliminary interrogation process.

He claimed that the remaining 27 people would be released if found not guilty or would be handed over to the judiciary of the Taliban group if they had role in working with the security institutions. (ANI)