12 Days of Giveaways - Spin & Win! Sign up before Dec. 25th to win daily prizes and a $250 Amazon.com Gift Card. Find out details.

Crosswalk.com aims to offer the most compelling biblically-based content to Christians on their walk with Jesus. Crosswalk.com is your online destination for all areas of Christian Living – faith, family, fun, and community. Each category is further divided into areas important to you and your Christian faith including Bible study, daily devotions, marriage, parenting, movie reviews, music, news, and more.

Religion Today Blog Christian Blog and Commentary

Afghanistan: Taliban Kills 9, Abducts 35 in Bus Attack

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2016 May 31
  • Comments

The Taliban has reportedly attacked several buses traveling in Afghanistan. Nine people were killed, and 35 abducted.


The Associated Press reports that the attack took place in Afghanistan’s unstable northern province of Kunduz. The buses were reportedly traveling from the Kabul, the capital.


The governor’s spokesman, Mahmood Danish, stated, "There is still no report on the fate of the remaining hostages with the Taliban.”


Although the Taliban did not immediately take responsibility for the attack, authorities attribute the violence to them. The Taliban is becoming increasingly active in northern Afghanistan.


In addition to attacking the buses in the northern part of the country, the Taliban reportedly attacked the eastern province of Ghazni, where a bomb blast killed one and wounded 12. They also carried out attacks in the southern province of Helmand where the number of casualties is not yet known.


Karim Atal, head of the provincial council in Lashkar Gah, stated, "If the central government doesn't come up with a strong security plan, we will witness of the city's fall to Taliban.” 



Photo courtesy: Thinkstockphotos.com


Publication date: May 31, 2016