• publish: 13 September 2015
  • time: 7:47 pm
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 1243

Taliban torched five vehicles of WFP in Badakhshan of Afghanistan  

Taliban militants have torched five vehicles of the UN’s World Food Program (WFP), in northeastern Badakhshan province of Afghanistan.

Colonel Sakhidad Haidari, the deputy police chief of Badakhshan province said that the incident took place in Sarofa area of Yaftal District yesterday.

He said Taliban captured drivers of these vehicles but later let them go.

As per Haidari’s information, these drivers delivered food to Yawan District and on the way back they were stopped by the Taliban.

Haidari further said that the militants involved in the attacked belonged to Safiullah group of Taliban.

WFP has not yet released information about the incident. This happens only two days after the convoy of another UN agency was attacked in eastern Nangarhar province.

On September 2, a bomb exploded on a convoy of vehicles belonging to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in the outskirt of the capital city Jalalabad which did not have casualties but partially damaged the vehicle.

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