Insurgents kill 11 in Afghan Logar province: official

Insurgents kill 11 in Afghan Logar province: official

A total of 11 people including an army soldier were killed by insurgents Sunday night in Logar province 60 km south of capital city of Kabul, local government spokesman Din Mohammad Darwish said on Monday.

"An unspecified number of people were kidnapped by insurgents in vicinity of provincial capital Pul-e-Alam district along the high way connecting capital Kabul to Paktia province Sunday night but so far 11 dead bodies found," Darwish told Xinhua.

He said due to some reasons the high way was blocked for hours late Sunday but some people drove through villages where their vehicles were stopped by militants.

"Several people were taken to unknown locations," Darwish added.

He said it has immediately not known whether any people were still in insurgents' captivity.

Meantime, provincial police Chief Ghulam Sakhi Rogh Liwani confirmed the incident and said that police initiated an investigation to the incident.

No group or individual have yet to claim responsibility for the incident.

Taliban insurgents on April 30 announced to launch spring offensive against Afghan and NATO-led forces stationed in the country.

The militant group warned people to stop supporting government and foreign troops unless they will be attack by outfit fighters.

The insurgents have also warned the civilians to keep away from official gatherings, military convoys and centers because they are the legitimate target of their attacks.

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